Albert Sendrey (Albert Richard Sendrey)
BiographyChicago, Illinois, USA
Prolific but often-uncredited film/TV composer, conductor, author, orchestrator and arranger, educated at the Leipzig Conservatory and the Trinity College of Music in London. He also studied with John Barbirolli, Albert Coates, Henry Geehl, and his father, Alfred Sendrey (the Hungarian-born opera singer and composer). Albert Sendrey grew up surrounded by music. His mother, Eugenie, had been a soprano for the Vienna Opera under Gustav Mahler. Read more... Las Vegas, where in 1953 he began writing production numbers for the Riviera and Sands. (Tony Martin said of Albert "I liked his piano style ... because he felt for singers. He just seemed to have that inner sense of when to play an artistic run and when to just play soft and play low. He set tempos great.") He arranged the Broadway musicals "Peter Pan" (1954) and "New Faces of 1956" and wrote special material for night clubs.