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Franz Waxman - 100% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Classical Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Franz Wachsmann, 24 December 1906, Koenigshuette, Germany, d. 24 February 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer, arranger, and conductor of background film music from the middle 30s until the 60s. Waxman studied music in Berlin and Dresden, and earned his living as a nightclub pianist. After composing the music for Fritz Lang’s film Liliom (1933), du Read more

Dimitri Tiomkin - 85% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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10 May 1894, St. Petersburg, Russia, d. 11 November 1979, London, England. An important composer of film music from the 30s through to the 60s. After being coached in music by his mother as a small child, Tiomkin later studied at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He worked as a professional musician, playing on the concert platform and as a pianist in silent-movie theatres, b Read more

Alex North - 76% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s
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Maurice Jarre - 68% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 September 1924, Lyons, France. An important composer for films for over 40 years, as a youngster Jarre intended to become an electrical engineer, but changed his mind and studied music at the Paris Conservatoire in 1944. He joined the orchestra of the Jean Louise Barrault Theatre, and in 1951, composed the music for Kleist’sLe Prince De Homburg. Soon afterwards he mo Read more

Alfred Newman - 66% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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17 March 1901, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, d. 17 February 1970, Hollywood, California, USA. An important figure in the history of film music, Newman was a composer, conductor, arranger and musical director. A child prodigy on the piano, he went to New York before he was 10 years old, to study piano and harmony. At the age of 13 he was playing in several vaudeville shows a d Read more

Elmer Bernstein - 63% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 April 1922, New York City, New York, USA, d. 18 August 2004, Ojai, California, USA. An important and prolific arranger/conductor and composer of over 200 film scores. Bernstein was hailed as a ‘musical genius’ in the classical field at the age of 12. Despite being a talented actor, dancer and painter, he devoted himself to becoming a concert pianist and toured na Read more

Victor Young - 62% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Easy Listening Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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8 August 1900, Chicago, Illinois, USA, d. 11 November 1956, Palm Springs, California, USA. A violinist, conductor, band leader, arranger and composer, Young is said to have been responsible for over 300 film scores and themes. He studied at the Warsaw Conservatory in 1910 before joining the Warsaw Philharmonic as a violinist, and touring Europe. He returned to the USA at the Read more

Erich Wolfgang Korngold - 52% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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29 May 1897, Brno (Brunn), Czechoslovakia, d. 29 November 1957, Hollywood, California, USA. An important composer, conductor and arranger for films, from the mid-30s into the 50s. Korngold was a child prodigy, and, in his teens, wrote short operas, such as The Ring Of Polycrates and Violant. He performed as a pianist in concerts, and was the resident conductor at the Hambur Read more

Bernard Herrmann - 38% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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29 June 1911, New York, USA, d. 24 December 1975, Los Angeles, USA. One of the most highly regarded composers and arrangers of background music for films, from the early 40s through to the 70s. Herrmann studied at New York University and the Juilliard School of Music, before joining CBS broadcasting in 1933. While serving as a composer conductor for radio documentaries and d Read more

Jerry Goldsmith - 30% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jerrald Goldsmith, 10 February 1929, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 21 July 2004, Beverly Hills, California, USA. A prolific composer for films and television, from the late 50s through to the new millennium. Besides studying music at the University of South Carolina (under Hungarian composer Miklos Rozsa), Goldsmith also took lessons in office practice and secured a job a Read more

Leonard Rosenman - 29% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1990s
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7 September 1924, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA, d. 4 March 2008, Woodland Hills, California, USA. A composer and arranger for films and television, who only studied music seriously after serving in the US Air Force during World War II. His first film score, East Of Eden (1955), was followed in the same year by another James Dean vehicle, Rebel Without A Cause. Rose Read more

Georges Delerue - 26% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Vocals World Music
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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12 March 1925, Roubaix, France, d. 20 March 1992, Los Angeles, California, USA. An important composer of film music for well over 150 features, from the early 50s through to the 90s. Delerue won a scholarship to the prestigious Paris Conservatoire, where he was encouraged to develop his interest in music for the screen. In 1952 Delerue composed new scores for two early 20s s Read more

John Barry - 22% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Classical Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Jonathan Barry Prendergast, 3 November 1933, York, England. Renowned as one of the leading composers of film soundtrack music, Barry began his career leading the John Barry Seven. This rousing instrumental unit enjoyed several notable UK hits between 1960 and 1962, the best known of which were ‘Hit And Miss’ and a version of the Ventures’ Walk Don’t Run&# Read more

Gabriel Yared - 21% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
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Lalo Schifrin - 20% match to Max Steiner

Genres: Jazz Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Boris Schifrin, 21 June 1932, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Schifrin was taught classical piano from the age of six but later studied sociology and law at university. He won a scholarship to the Paris Conservatoire where he studied with Olivier Messiaen. In 1955 he represented Argentina in the Third International Jazz Festival in Paris. He met Dizzy Gillespie first in 1956 when t Read more


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