Happy Halloween!

It’s the spookiest time of year – and even beyond the costumes and candy, Halloween has become a reason to indulge in horror movies.  There are plenty of examples of classical music being used as film scores to some of the scariest films ever made (WQXR lists several here), but there is one composer whose contributions to the scary movie business far surpass the rest. Elisabeth Lutyens (1906-1983) was a British composer who was fortunate to receive training and support from her family from a very young age.  After studying at the Royal College of Music, Lutyens began her career as…