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Max Steiner : Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film Music

By: Wegele, Peter.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014Description: 1 online resource (283 p.).ISBN: 9781442231146.Subject(s): Composers -- United States -- Biography | Steiner, Max, 1888-1971 | Steiner, Max, 1888-1971. CasablancaGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Max Steiner : Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film MusicDDC classification: 781.5/42092 | 781.542092 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Life of Max Steiner; 3 Casablanca; appendix a Comparison of Max Steiner with Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, a; appendix b Awards and Honors; Filmography; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
Summary: <span><span>This biography of Steiner provides insight into how the film music industry worked and functioned during the Golden era of film scores. The central part of this work is an analysis of Steiner's score to </span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Casablanca</span><span> from a musician's point of view. The author also compares Steiner's work with several of his contemporaries, including Hugo Friedhofer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, and Franz Waxman.</span></span>
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Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 2 The Life of Max Steiner; 3 Casablanca; appendix a Comparison of Max Steiner with Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, Franz Waxman, a; appendix b Awards and Honors; Filmography; Bibliography; Index; About the Author

<span><span>This biography of Steiner provides insight into how the film music industry worked and functioned during the Golden era of film scores. The central part of this work is an analysis of Steiner's score to </span><span style=""font-style:italic;"">Casablanca</span><span> from a musician's point of view. The author also compares Steiner's work with several of his contemporaries, including Hugo Friedhofer, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, and Franz Waxman.</span></span>

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The composer for such epic films as Gone with the Wind, Casablanca, and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Max Steiner (1888-1971) is a major figure in film music history. His scoring techniques have been covered often; for example, Laurence MacDonald, in The Invisible Art of Film Music: A Comprehensive History (CH, Nov'13, 51-1394), identifies Steiner as a "godfather of film music" and treats the composer as a continual focal point throughout the text. Wegele (Univ. of Salzburg, Austria) provides a biographical study of the composer along with a detailed analysis of his score for Casablanca. In the analysis, Wegele coordinates musical examples, script excerpts (noting prerecord and score events), film reel contents, and archival documentation. He also gathers interview materials and includes photographs and a useful appendix that compares Steiner to other prominent film composers. Though some of the analysis is geared toward music scholars and musicians, the biographical material and aspects of the analysis will engage all who are interested in Steiner, regardless of their previous knowledge. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. --Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith, Elms College

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