Max Steiner

Maximilian Raoul Steiner (May 10, 1888 – December 28, 1971) was an Austrian-born American music composer for theatre and films, as well as a conductor. He was a child prodigy who conducted his first operetta when he was twelve and became a full-time professional, either composing, arranging, or conducting, when he was fifteen.

Steiner worked in England, then Broadway, and in 1929 he moved to Hollywood, where he became one of the first composers to write music scores for films. He is referred to as "the father of film music", as Steiner played a major part in creating the tradition of writing music for films, along with composers Dimitri Tiomkin, Franz Waxman, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Alfred Newman, Bernard Herrmann, and Miklós Rózsa.

Steiner composed over 300 film scores with RKO Pictures and Warner Bros., and was nominated for 24 Academy Awards, winning three: ''The Informer'' (1935); ''Now, Voyager'' (1942); and ''Since You Went Away'' (1944). Besides his Oscar-winning scores, some of Steiner's popular works include ''King Kong'' (1933), ''Little Women'' (1933), ''Jezebel'' (1938), and ''Casablanca'' (1942), though he did not score its love theme, ''As Time Goes By''. In addition, Steiner scored ''The Searchers'' (1956), ''A Summer Place'' (1959), and ''Gone with the Wind'' (1939), which ranked second on AFI's list of best American film scores, and the film score for which he is best known.

He was also the first recipient of the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, which he won for his score for ''Life with Father''. Steiner was a frequent collaborator with some of the best known film directors in history, including Michael Curtiz, John Ford, and William Wyler, and scored many of the films with Errol Flynn, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, and Fred Astaire. Many of his film scores are available as separate soundtrack recordings. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1999
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Music Recording Audio CD
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2001
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1997
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Music Recording Audio CD
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1998
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1990
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Music Recording Audio CD
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2004
Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2004
Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2004
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Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2004
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Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2004
Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2004
Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2006
Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1973
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2005
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Music Recording Audio CD
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1961
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1985
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NIUdb)238279, (UIUdb)936278)
Music Score
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2007
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Music Recording Electronic
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 2007
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1998
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by Steiner, Max, 1888-1971.
Published 1967
(CARLI) (Other Sources: (NIUdb)397073)
Music Recording Vinyl LP
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