Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt learned from Salieri. Vaughan Williams got lessons from Bruch and Ravel. Faure was taught by Saint-Saens. Composers have always learned from one another. Film composer Brian Ralston says when he was a kid, James Horner became his inspiration and first teacher.
Brian Ralston recently talked to John Van Driel about his music for the new movie “Being Rose”. You can listen to more of their conversation at our website, KUSC.org.