Welcome to the official website of the British composer Benjamin Frankel (1906-1973), launched to coincide with his centenary in 2006. Frankel was one of the leading musical figures of post-War Britain, as a composer for the concert hall and for films. Before that, he was a leading jazz violinist and arranger, as well as musical director for numerous shows. His eight symphonies - composed between 1958 and 1972 - earned him a reputation as one of the leading symphonists of his generation and built on the respect already generated by numerous chamber works and the Violin Concerto of 1951.
His film and TV credits ultimately numbered over 100, of which most were feature films, many of them regarded as classics (including The Seventh Veil and Battle of the Bulge). Frankel was also active as a teacher of composition, spending the years 1946-56 as the leading professor at the Guildhall School of Music.
This site will cover all aspects of the composer’s music and career and is intended to promote his remarkably diverse achievements, as well as provide an essential resource for musicians and researchers.