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Roberto Gerhard (I) (1896–1970)

Roberto Gerhard was born in Spain, the son of a German-Swiss father and a mother who hailed from Alsace. He studied with Arnold Schoenberg and the great cellist Pablo Casals was a close friend. Gerhard always considered himself first and foremost a Catalan; however, he was forced to flee Spain when it became clear that the forces of General Franco... See full bio »

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Secret People Composer


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 1965 For Whom the Bell Tolls (TV Series) (4 episodes)
- The Bridge (1965)
- Verdict on Pablo (1965)
- The Moon of May (1965)
- Reconnaissance (1965)
 1964 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (12 episodes)
- Dishonour (1964)
- A Challenge (1964)
- News from Janina (1964)
 1955 You Know What People Are (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1955)
- Episode #1.5 (1955)
- Episode #1.4 (1955)
- Episode #1.3 (1955)
- Episode #1.2 (1955)
 1954-1955 War in the Air (TV Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- Past and Future (1955)
- Wings Over Italy (1955)
- The Rising Sun (1954)
- Desert Air Force (1954)
 1952 Secret People
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 1964 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series) (music conducted by - 12 episodes)
- An End to Revenge (1964) ... (music conducted by)
- Dishonour (1964) ... (music conducted by)
- A Challenge (1964) ... (music conducted by)
- News from Janina (1964) ... (music conducted by)
- Evidence of a Crime (1964) ... (music conducted by)
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 1971 Music on 2 (TV Series)
- The Explorer (1971) ... Himself

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He and Leslie Bridgewater were the musical director for William Shakespeare's plays, "King Lear" and "Much Ado About Nothing", at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with John Gielgud, Peggy Ashcroft, Moira Lister, Helen Cherry, Anthony Nicholls, George Devine, Raymond Westwell, Harold Lang, David O'Brien and ... See more »

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Gerhard wrote only two film scores, over a decade apart. His first was for "Secret People", a considerable box-office and critical failure. The making of this film was described in great detail in a book (entitled "Making A Film") written by Lindsay Anderson, then a journalist and critic. In 1962, Anderson, who had become an important stage director, was working on his first feature film, "This ... See more »

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