Franz Waxman

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by Franz Waxman

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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), during the Austrian director’s brief sojourn in France, on his way to the USA, Waxman, too, moved to Hollywood in 1934.... Read more

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