Favourite Worldwide Composers (Non Asia/Europe/USA)by mister_gs | created - 31 Aug 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public
No ranking, just sorted First Name / Family Name. Personal favourites are Lalo Schifrin, Les Baxter and Luis Enríquez Bacalov. Thanks for checking, enjoy.
Writer | La montaña sagrada
Alejandro Jodorowsky was born in Iquique, Chile on February 17, 1929. In 1942 he moved to Santiago where he attended university, was a circus clown and a puppeteer. In 1955 he went to Paris and studied mime with Marcel Marceau. He worked with Maurice Chevalier there and made a short film, La cravate...
Composer | Ivan Vasilevich menyaet professiyu
Aleksandr Zatsepin was born on March 10, 1926 as Aleksandr Sergeyevich Zatsepin. He is a composer, known for Ivan Vasilievich: Back to the Future (1973), Chastnyy detektiv, ili operatsiya 'Kooperatsiya' (1990) and The Diamond Arm (1969).
Soundtrack | The Lobster
Born in Engels, an autonomous region for ethnic Germans on the Volga river, Alfred Schnittke trained as a pianist in Vienna, Austria, where his father served as a correspondent for a Soviet newspaper. In 1953, he moved on to the Moscow Conservatory and served on its faculty from 1962 to 1972. ...
Soundtrack | V for Vendetta
Antonio Carlos Jobim was born on January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim. He was married to Ana Lontra Jobim and Thereza Hermanny. He died on December 8, 1994 in New York City, New York, USA.
9. Brian May
Composer | Mad Max
Brian May rates highly as one of the best film music composers in the history of Australian cinema. May's scores are distinguished by their full, rich and supremely melodic orchestration. Brian was born on July 28, 1934 in Adelaide, South Australia. He studied as a pianist, violinist and conductor ...
11. Carlos Gardel
Soundtrack | True Lies
Known as El Zorzal Criollo, the songbird of Buenos Aires, Carlos Gardel is a legendary figure in Uruguay and Argentina. He was born on December 11st, 1890, in Toulouse (France). His place of birth have been claimed by the Uruguayans and Argentinians, however, his Birth Certificate and his Will ...
12. Carlos Imperial
Actor | Mulheres... Mulheres
Carlos Imperial was born on November 24, 1935 in Cachoeiro do Itapemirim, Espírito Santo, Brazil as Carlos Eduardo Corte Imperial. He was an actor, known for Mulheres... Mulheres (1981), City of God (2002) and Delícias do Sexo (1980). He died on November 4, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de ...
13. Cuco Sánchez
Soundtrack | Teatro del crimen
Cuco Sánchez was born on May 3, 1921 in Altamira, Tamaulipas, Mexico as José del Refugio Sánchez Saldaña. He was an actor, known for Teatro del crimen (1957), This Was Pancho Villa (1957) and Tres muchachas de Jalisco (1964). He died on October 5, 2000 in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Soundtrack | Friday the 13th: A New Beginning
A well-respected conductor and composer, who arrived in the US in 1937 and became a citizen in 1944. His education included studies with Wladimir Tscherbachev, Otto Respighi, and Jaroslav Krichka in the Conservatory and Pontifical Academy of Sacred Music of Vatican in Rome. He was assistant ...
19. Douglas Gamley
Music_department | TRON
Australian film composer, arranger and orchestrator, who worked mainly in Britain on low budget horror films and thrillers. He also composed stock music for the BBC during the 1950's and 60's. On the classical music scene, he wrote vocal arrangements for Dame Joan Sutherland and Dame Kiri Te Kanawa...
Music_department | Brokeback Mountain
Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, ...
30. Howard Shore
Music_department | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee ...
Sound_department | Los Angeles Streetfighter
Jaime Mendoza-Nava was born on December 1, 1925, in La Paz, Bolivia, where he received his early musical training. Recognized as a child prodigy, he quickly won the admiration and respect of audiences and musicians alike with his unique compositions and orchestrations. At the young age of seven, he...
Soundtrack | Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
Juan García Esquivel was born on January 20, 1918 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was a composer, known for Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), The Big Lebowski (1998) and Out of Sight (1998). He was married to Carin Osorio. He died on January 3, 2002 in Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico.
41. Lalo Schifrin
Music_department | Rush Hour
Immensely talented, Argentinian born pianist, conductor and composer who has written over 100 scores for both television & the cinema including the memorable themes to Mission: Impossible (1966), Mannix (1967), Starsky and Hutch (1975), Cool Hand Luke (1967), and Bullitt (1968). Schifrin has ...
43. Les Baxter
Soundtrack | Hitman: Agent 47
Born March 14, 1922, at Mexia, Texas. He learned to play the piano at five years of age and studied at the Detroit Conservatory and at Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, California (his uncle was the college's first president). He began his career as a concert pianist but later joined Mel Tormé's "...
Soundtrack | While She Was Out
'The Astronauts', the library cue used in 'War Games', a Season One episode of Space 1999, was originally recorded for an earlier South African film production. It was recorded at RPM Studios in Johannesburg with a 65 piece orchestra. Some of Michael Hankinson's work was liked by Teddy Holmes, the ...
Soundtrack | Match Point
Philippe-Gérard was born on September 8, 1924 in São Paulo, Brazil as Philippe Bloch. He was a composer, known for Match Point (2005), La Vie En Rose (2007) and Rififi (1955). He was married to Marie Wencel and Andrée Messager. He died on May 18, 2014 in Paris, France.
Composer | Russkiy regtaym
Mikael Tariverdiev was born on August 15, 1931 in Tiflis, Georgian SSR, Transcaucasian SFSR, USSR as Mikael Leonovich Tariverdiyev. He was a composer, known for Russkiy regtaym (1994), Letnie lyudi (1995) and Zagadka Endkhauza (1990). He died on June 24, 1996 in Sochi, Krasnodar Krai, Russia.
51. Mychael Danna
Composer | Life of Pi
Mychael Danna is an Oscar and and Emmy Award-winning film composer recognized for his evocative blending of non-western traditions with orchestral and electronic music. His highly awarded works include the Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee's Life of Pi (2012), and his many Genie Award-winning scores ...
53. Neil Young
Composer | Dead Man
Neil Young is one of the most respected and prolific rock/folk guitarists of the late 20th century. Raised in Canada, he first became well-known as a guitarist and occasional vocalist for the band Buffalo Springfield. After the band's breakup, Young became a solo performer. However, he also has ...
61. Robert Farnon
Soundtrack | The Man Who Fell to Earth
Robert Farnon was born on July 24, 1917 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada as Robert Joseph Farnon. He is known for his work on The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976), Bear Island (1979) and The Truth About Spring (1965). He was married to Patricia Smith. He died on April 23, 2005 in Guernsey, Channel Islands, ...
Soundtrack | V for Vendetta
Vinicius de Moraes was born on October 19, 1913 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marcus Vinicius da Cruz de Mello Moraes. He was a composer, known for V for Vendetta (2005), The Nice Guys (2016) and Sneakers (1992). He was married to Gilda Quirós Mattoso, Marta Ibáñez, Gessi Gesse, ...