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Name  Richard Einhorn
Children  Miranda Einhorn
Education  Columbia University
Spouse  Amy Singer (m. 1995)
Role  Composer

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Albums  Voices of Light, Dead of Winter
Similar People  Steven Mercurio, Yo‑Yo Ma, Philip Glass, Pirjo Honkasalo, Pekka Karjalainen

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Richard Einhorn (born 1952) is an American composer.


Einhorn graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University in 1975, and studied composition and electronic music with Jack Beeson, Vladimir Ussachevsky, and Mario Davidovsky.

His best-known work, Voices of Light (1994) is an oratorio scored for soloists, chorus, orchestra and a bell. It was inspired by Carl Theodor Dreyer's silent film The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928). He also composed many horror and thriller film scores, including Shock Waves (1977), Don't Go in the House (1980), Eyes of a Stranger (1981), The Prowler (1981), Dead of Winter (1987), Blood Rage (1987), Sister, Sister (1987) and Dark Tower (1989). He also contributed to the soundtrack of Liberty! The American Revolution (1997).

In a recent New York Times article, Einhorn discussed his use of hearing loops to enjoy concerts with his hearing aid. [1]

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Musical works

  • The Origin an opera/oratorio inspired by Charles Darwin's life and work. Libretto compiled from Darwin's writings by Einhorn and the American poet Catherine Barnett
  • Voices of Light soundtrack
  • Red Angels ballet
  • A Carnival of Miracles for four voices
  • Fire Eater soundtrack
  • The Prowler soundtrack
  • The Fourth Manner of Loving for chorus and orchestra
  • Freud and Dora: A Case of Hysteria opera in two acts
  • My Many Colored Days By Dr. Seuss for symphony orchestra and narrator
  • References

    Richard Einhorn Wikipedia