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Victor Young (1899-1956) was an American composer, arranger, violinist and conductor, who began as a classical composer and concert violinist but moved into the popular music sphere when he joined Isham Jones' orchestra. He studied the piano with Isidor Philipp of the Paris Conservatory. In the mid-1930s he moved to Hollywood. As a recording artist he waxed a lot of popular dance tunes but also played with many famous jazzmen. On radio, he was the musical director of Harvest of Stars. He was musical director for many of Bing Crosby's recordings. He received 22 Academy Award nominations for his work in film, twice being nominated four times in a single year, but he did not win during his lifetime. He received his only Oscar posthumously for his score of Around the World in Eighty Days (1956). This excellent record was made in 1935, with a vocal by Hal Burke.