Refugee Composers

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Refugee Composers They came to Hollywood to escape the Nazi regime. We’ll hear how refugees like Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Waxman and Miklos Rozsa shaped American film music

Title Artist Album Label Year Buy Now
Overture from Ivanhoe Miklos Rozsa National Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 81269 1952 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Invention from Kammer-Sinfonie Hanns Eisler Magsdeburgische-Philharmonie / Matthias Husmann, cond. CPO 999 071 N/A Not available for purchase on Amazon
Taxi Driver from Taxi Driver Bernard Herrmann Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Herrmann, cond. Milan 35817 1976
Warner Bros. Fanfare and Main Title from Casablanca Max Steiner National Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 04227 1943
Falling in Love Again from The Blue Angel Frederick Hollander I Salonisti Sony 61731 1929
The Larrabee Estate from Sabrina Frederick Hollander National Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 0422 1954 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Music from The Verdict Frederick Hollander The Brandendurg Philharmonic Orchestra / William T. Stromberg, cond. RCA 68145 1946 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Main Title from Son of Frankenstein Hans J. Salter Moscow Symphony Orchestra / William T. Stromberg, cond. Marco Polo 8.223747 1939
Sir John’s Discovery from The Wolf Man Hans J. Salter Moscow Symphony Orchestra / William T. Stromberg, cond. Marco Polo 8.223747 1941
End Title from Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror Hans J. Salter Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / William T. Stromberg, cond. Marco Polo 8.225124 1942
Main Title from Son of Dracula Hans J. Salter – Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / William T. Stromberg, cond. Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra / William T. Stromberg, cond. Marco Polo 8.225124 1943
Finale from Objective, Burma! Franz Waxman Queensland Symphony Orchestra / Richard Mills, cond. Varese Sarabande 5242 1945 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Love Scene from The Sea Wolf Erich Wolfgang Korngold National Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 81266 1941
Dream Sequence from Spellbound Miklos Rozsa National Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 81269 1945
Main Title from The Asphalt Jungle Miklos Rozsa original soundtrack TCM/Rino 72466 1954 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Suite from The Sea Hawk Erich Wolfgang Korngold Cincinnati Pops Orchestra / Erich Kunzel, cond. Telarc 80682 1940
Overture from The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Erich Wolfgang Korngold National Philharmonic Orchestra / Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 81266 1939
Voices in the Night from Wanted for Murder Mischa Spoliansky Roderick Elms, piano / BBC Concert Orchestra / Rumon Gamba, cond. Chandos 10543 1946
The Green Leaves of Summer from The Alamo Dimitri Tiomkin Boston Pops Orchestra / John Williams, cond. Sony 48224 1960
Creation of the Female Monster from The Bride of Frankenstein Franz Waxman Hollywood Bowl Orchestra / John Mauceri, cond. Philips 446 403 1935 Not available for purchase on Amazon
The Ride To Dubno from Taras Bulba Franz Waxman National Philharmonic Orch./Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 81265 1962
Norma as Salome from Sunset Boulevard Franz Waxman National Philharmonic Orch./Charles Gerhardt, cond. RCA 81265 1950
Finale from Farenheit 45 Bernard Herrmann National Philharmonic Orchestra / Bernard Herrman, cond. London 443 899 1935 Not available for purchase on Amazon
Conclusion to the Star War's Main Theme John Williams Original Soundtrack Sony 50133 1977