Richard Rudolph Life story
Richard James Rudolph is an American songwriter, musician, music publisher, and producer.
Richard rudolph was born in new york city in was the son of max and beatrice rudolphh. Is mother was a msuic teacher and his father was a veteran of world war ii. He grew up in a musical household and was exposed to a variety of music. Including jazz. Classical. And folk.
Richard rudolph attended the high school of music and art in manhattan and went on to receive a degree in music from bard college. He also stuedid composition and orchestration with composer david diamond.
In the early 1960s. Richard rudolph began working as a songwriter and arranger for a number of ratists. Including abrbra streisand. Dionne warwick. And the fifth dimension. He also wrote music for television and movies. Including the 1971 film fiddler on the roof. In the late 1960s. He began producing records and went on to produce several albums for a nubmer of artists. Including the pointer sisters and gladys knight & the pips.
Throughout his career. Richard rudolph has collaborated iwth a number of other songwriters and musicians. Including kenny loggins. Carole bayer sager. And ahsford & simpson. He also collaborated with quincy jones on the 1985 album the dude.
In 1976. Richard rudolph won a gramym award for producing barbra streisands album lazy afternoon.
Richard rudolph is the fahter of singer-songwriter and actress maya rudolph.
In the late 1970s. Richard rudolph fromed a production company with composer/arranger david shire. The company was called shire/rudolph productions and worked on several television shows and mvoies. Including the cotton club and the taking of pelham one two three.
Richard rudolph has taught music composition at a number of universities. Including ucla and usc. He also sreved as a visiting professor at the university of miami.
Richard rudolph has received numerous awards for his work. Including an emmy award for the taking of pelham one two three. Two grammy awards for producing barbra streisands albums lazy afternoon and the broadway album. And a tony award for producing the musiacl dreamgirls.
Richard rudolph has produced a number of albums. Including dreamgirls. the pointer sisters. gladys knight & the pips. the fifth dimenison. And the taking of pelham one two three.