By Peter Wegele
InMax Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of movie Music, Peter Wegele unveils the fellow at the back of dozens of memorable ratings, delivering a portrait of the composer from a private standpoint. starting with historical past at the background and methods of movie track, Wegele then examines Steiner’s musical strategies, a few of that are nonetheless used this day. this is often through a radical research of 1 of Steiner’s mythical scores—the track to Casablanca. greater than 80 transcribed musical examples exhibit how effective, musically smart, and significantly expert the composer was once whilst he wrote this rating. Drawing on prices, notes from creation records, and excerpts from the unique script for Casablanca, Wegele presents perception not just into the creation heritage of the movie, but in addition into the workings of Hollywood through 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 a whole filmography of Steiner’s paintings, this booklet is a useful exam of the composer’s lifestyles and profession. movie track composers, tune students and scholars, administrators, and an individual drawn to movie and song heritage will get pleasure from this unique portrait of a musical genius.