Bert Shefter

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Russian-born pianist and film composer, who completed his training at the Curtis Institute of Music and the Damrosch Institute. He enjoyed his first success as half of the piano duo Shefter & Gould (with pianist Morton Gould), arranging and interpreting classical music, from "Flight of the Bumble-Bee" (1933) to "Fantaisie-impromptu" (1934). He later fronted his own orchestra, performing and recording (for Victor, Decca and Brunswick) classics and jazz on radio and for theatre, often highlighting his own compositions, with titles like "Tango in Tempo", "Traffic in Times Square" and "Twilight Serenade". Read more...