Cliff Eidelman broke into film scoring at the age of 22 when a performance recording of one of the concert music commissions he composed at Santa Monica City College reached director Monica Teuber. Teuber was so impressed that she asked him to write some music based on the reading of a script she was working on. Not one to dawdle, Eidelman composed eleven pieces and recorded the music at his home studio while still a student of music composition at the University of Southern California. Teuber then hired him, and the young composer took full advantage of this opportunity as well, launching his career with a huge 75-minute score to the film Magdalene. At that young age, Eidelman conducted the Munich Symphony using a 110-piece orchestra, 60-piece choir and 30-piece children’s choir.
Many, many successes later, including the film score Star Trek VI (The Undiscovered Country), fast forward to November of 2018, when Eidelman released Symphony for Orchestra and Two Pianos, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Symphony Orchestra under his direction. The making of this captivating recording can be found on Eidelman’s website. Also just released is his Night in the Gallery, which was inspired by great paintings from the Louvre and other galleries around the world.
Both of these exciting new releases, as well as the rest of the music that fills Eidelman’s resume, beckons to be heard again and again because of the uniquely astute and intriguing nuance he brings to his work. That is the hallmark of a great composer and Eidelman has proven he is one, not once but many times. Don’t miss these recordings!