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Harry Rabinowitz

AKA Milton Hunter, part of Midas Touch, the essence of Standard Music, the Don of Standard Music. Harry Rabinowitz MBE (26 March 1916 – 22 June 2016) was a highly renowned South African-British conductor and composer of film and television music.

Living an incredible life of 100 years he was conductor of the BBC Revue Orchestra (1953–60), music director for BBC Television Light Entertainment (1960–68), and head of music for London Weekend Television (1968–77). He conducted at the Hollywood Bowl (1983–84) and the Boston Pops Orchestra (1985–92) and with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rabinowitz conducted numerous film scores including Hanover Street (1979), Chariots of Fire (1981), Heat and Dust (1983), The Bostonians (1984), Return to Oz (1985), Lady Jane (1986), Maurice (1987), The Remains of the Day (1993), The English Patient (1996), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), and Cold Mountain (2003).

Composing credits for music for television include The Frost Report (1966), I, Claudius (1976) and The Agatha Christie Hour (1982).Compositions of Harry’s that feature on the Standard album ESL181 Mean Streets - 70s Funk, Psyche & Rock incredibly turn up on the soundtrack to the cult classic film Debbie Does Dallas.