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Franz Waxman (Composer)

Born: 24th December 1906, Königshütte, Silesia

Died: 2nd February 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA

Nationality: German, American

Franz Waxman was a German-born composer and conductor of Jewish descent, known primarily for his work in the film music genre. His film scores include Bride of Frankenstein, Rebecca, Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun, Stalag 17, Rear Window, Peyton Place, The Nun's Story, and Taras Bulba. He received twelve Academy Award nominations, and won two Oscars in consecutive years (for Sunset Boulevard and A Place in the Sun). He also received a Golden Globe Award for the former film.

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Presto Music Classical Podcast, Episode 30: Music from the Golden Age of Hollywood with John Wilson

James is joined by conductor John Wilson for a look back at some of his recordings with Sinfonia of London, followed by an in-depth chat about their latest album of Golden Age film music, Hollywood Soundstage.

Recording of the Week, John Wilson conducts music from Hollywood's Golden Age

Sinfonia of London and conductor John Wilson present a dazzling selection of music from classic movies including Rebecca, The Wizard of Oz, Laura, How to Marry a Millionaire, My Fair Lady, and Now, Voyager.

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