By Peter Wegele
InMax Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of movie Music, Peter Wegele unveils the guy in the back of dozens of memorable ratings, delivering a portrait of the composer from a private viewpoint. starting with heritage at the background and methods of movie tune, Wegele then examines Steiner’s musical strategies, a few of that are nonetheless used at the present time. this is often by means of an intensive research of 1 of Steiner’s mythical scores—the track to Casablanca. greater than 80 transcribed musical examples display how effective, musically shrewdpermanent, and drastically expert the composer was once whilst he wrote this ranking. Drawing on rates, notes from construction records, and excerpts from the unique script for Casablanca, Wegele presents perception not just into the construction historical past of the movie, but in addition into the workings of Hollywood throughout the Golden Age.
Including an appendix that compares Steiner with 4 different composers of his age—Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, and Hugo Friedhofer—and an entire filmography of Steiner’s paintings, this e-book is a useful exam of the composer’s lifestyles and profession. movie song composers, tune students and scholars, administrators, and an individual drawn to movie and song heritage will get pleasure from this designated portrait of a musical genius.