94-year-old ‘Santa Baby’ composer plays Moonlight Sonata for daughter’s birthday

December 1, 2020

Classic FM: Proof that even in old age, music will never leave you. This is the wonderful moment a near-centenarian, and one of this century’s most successful Christmas songwriters, plays Beethoven for his daughter on piano with superb accuracy and musicality.

American composer Philip Springer, now 94 years old, is the brains behind the deliciously coy Christmas song, ‘Santa Baby’ (1953).

Springer also wrote songs for some of music’s greatest names throughout his decades-spanning career, including Frank Sinatra, Dusty Springfield and Elvis Presley.

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