Irwin Kostal (1911–1994)


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Irwin Kostal was born on October 1, 1911 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is known for his work on West Side Story (1961), The Sound of Music (1965) and Mary Poppins (1964). He died on November 23, 1994 in Studio City, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

West Side Story Music Department
(1961)
The Sound of Music Music Department
(1965)
Mary Poppins Music Department
(1964)
Bedknobs and Broomsticks Music Department
(1971)

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 2010 BBC Proms (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Prom 49: A Celebration of Rodgers and Hammerstein (2010) ... (orchestrator - "Sound of Music" orchestrations, uncredited)
 1994 The Sound of Music: From Fact to Phenomenon (Video documentary) (music arranger) / (music conductor)
 1985 The Walt Disney Comedy and Magic Revue (Video short) (archive footage) / (conductor) / (music supervisor)
 1985 The Making of 'West Side Story' (TV Movie documentary) (orchestrator)
 1983 Mickey's Christmas Carol (Short) (music conducted by)
 1978 The Magic of Lassie (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1977 Pete's Dragon (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1976 The Blue Bird (conductor)
 1974-1975 The Carol Burnett Show (TV Series) (musical director - 5 episodes)
- Episode #8.23 (1975) ... (musical director)
- Episode #8.14 (1975) ... (musical director)
- Episode #7.24 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode #7.23 (1974) ... (musical director)
- Episode #7.21 (1974) ... (musical director)
 1973 Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1973 Tom Sawyer (additional orchestrator - uncredited)
 1973 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV Movie) (conductor) / (orchestrator)
 1973 Charlotte's Web (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1971 Bedknobs and Broomsticks (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (conductor) / (music supervisor) / (musical director - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1968 Dick Van Dyke (TV Special) (musical director)
 1967 Half a Sixpence (composer: songs "The Race" and "This Is My World") / (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1966 Gunsmoke (TV Series) (conductor - 1 episode)
- The Wrong Man (1966) ... (conductor)
 1966 Brigadoon (TV Movie) (conductor) / (music arranger)
 1965 The Julie Andrews Show (TV Special) (musical director)
 1965 The Sound of Music (conductor) / (music arranger) / (music supervisor)
 1964 Mary Poppins (music arranger) / (music conducted by) / (music supervisor)
 1959-1963 The Garry Moore Show (TV Series) (musical director - 9 episodes)
- Eileen Farrell (1963) ... (musical director)
- Julie Andrews, Keely Smith, Roy Castle, Alan King (1962) ... (musical director)
- Robert Goulet, Barbra Streisand, Allen and Rossi (1962) ... (musical director)
- Julie Andrews, Roy Castle (1962) ... (musical director)
- Barbara McNair, Alan King (1962) ... (musical director)
 1963 I've Got a Secret (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- Dick Van Dyke (1963) ... (musical director)
 1963 An Evening with Carol Burnett (TV Special) (musical director)
 1962 Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall (TV Special documentary) (musical director) / (orchestrator)
 1961 West Side Story (musical supervisor) / (orchestrator)
 1960-1961 Candid Camera (TV Series) (musical director - 2 episodes)
- Dorothy Collins, Zsa Zsa Gabor (1961) ... (musical director)
- Premiere Show (1960) ... (musical director)
 1960 Diagnosis: Unknown (TV Series) (musical director - 1 episode)
- The Case of the Radiant Wine (1960) ... (musical director)
 1958 The Patrice Munsel Show (TV Series) (orchestrator - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.16 (1958) ... (orchestrator)
 1956 Stanley (TV Series) (conductor - 3 episodes)
- The New Year's Party (1956) ... (conductor)
- Stanley and the Blonde Bandit (1956) ... (conductor)
- Stanley Gets a Bachelor Apartment (1956) ... (conductor)
 1956 Max Liebman Presents: The Maurice Chevalier Show (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1956 The Adventures of Marco Polo (TV Movie) (arrangements by)
 1955 Babes in Toyland (TV Movie) (musical arrangements)
  Max Liebman Spectaculars (TV Series) (music - 1 episode, 1955) (arranger - 1 episode, 1954) (music director - 1 episode, 1954)
- Heidi (1955) ... (music)
- The Follies of Suzy (1954) ... (arranger) / (music director)
 1955 The Desert Song (TV Movie) (music arranger)
 1954 Babes in Toyland (TV Special) (music coordinator)
 1954 Max Liebman Presents: Spotlight (TV Special) (music arranger)
 1954 Lady in the Dark (TV Movie) (arrangements)
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie) (additional arrangements)
 1951-1952 Your Show of Shows (TV Series) (orchestrator - 2 episodes)
- Margaret Lindsay (1952) ... (orchestrator)
- Wendell Corey (1951) ... (orchestrator)
 1949 Fireball Fun-For-All (TV Series) (conductor)
 1940 Fantasia (conductor - 1982 rerecording, uncredited) / (music producer - 1982 rerecording, uncredited)
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