VIDEO (1MIN) “I Want To Be Cole Porter” – Marvin Hamlisch (1944 – 2012) Excerpt from PBS Film

Excerpt from the PBS Emmy Winner Documentary Film “Marvin Hamlisch, What He Did For Love

Though classically trained, Marvin Hamlisch knew he was destined for something different from an early age.

 

“I Want To Be Cole Porter” – Young Marvin Hamlisch

Remembering Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) "I Want To Be Cole Porter" - Excerpt from PBS Film "Marvin Hamlisch - What He Did For Love"

Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012) “I Want To Be Cole Porter” – Excerpt from PBS Film “Marvin Hamlisch – What He Did For Love”

When Marvin Hamlisch was studying at Juilliard School (admitted when he was 6 years of age) he asked his father:

“Why Am I learning all this? I’ll never be the next Horowitz…”

His father said:

“If you want to be able to write music and play music for people, you want to be able to play it well…”

So Marvin decided that this would be his little secret:

“I will not tell my teachers I don’t want to be Horowitz, I’ll just learn all this stuff and later on apply it to what I really want to do…”

VIDEO (1 Min) Excerpt – “I Want To Be Cole Porter” – Marvin Hamlisch (1944-2012)

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Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Music of Marvin Hamlisch


 

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