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The Composers

Biography: Franz Waxman

Franz Waxman led a variety of musical lives as composer, conductor and impresario.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 50 comments

Biography: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Erich Wolfgang Korngold elevated the status of film music from incidental accompaniment to a new art form. A successful composer on the Continent and protégé of impresario Max Reinhardt before emigrating to the United States, Korngold was a child prodigy who began composing at age 13.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 1 comment

Biography: Frederick Hollander

Frederick Hollander (a.k.a Friedrich Hollaender) was born to German parents in London on October 18, 1896. His father Victor was a widely acclaimed composer of revues, operettas and popular songs, still known today for his "Kirschen in Nachbars Garten" and "Schaukellied."

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 67 comments

Biography: Miklos Rozsa

Hungarian born Miklos Rozsa was a classical composer and as well as a composer for film. His best known American picture is Spellbound, which he wrote for director Alfred Hitchcock.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 5 comments

Biography: Werner Richard Heymann

He wrote the music for Ufa’s first talking picture, and became director of the Ufa orchestra and composer of many popular hits in Germany.

Dec 2nd, 2008 | 8 comments

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