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Updated: Dec 19, 2020
Steven C. Smith
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Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer
The world owes Steven C. Smith an enormous debt of gratitude for this book. Here, finally, is the life of a man whose influence is felt every day in the unbroken line from Wagner, Mahler, and Strauss into the scores of everyone who attempts to compose orchestral music for the movies today. Years of ignorance have been washed away to reveal this great composer's story, and the history of Vienna in Hollywood-the very creation of the Hollywood Sound itself-will never be the same. Smith tells this extraordinary story to the world-and for the first time. (John Mauceri, Founding Director, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, and author of For the Love of Music-A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening)