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Hugo Riesenfeld (January 26, 1879 – September 10, 1939) was an Austrian-American composer. As a film director, he began to write his own orchestral compositions for silent films in 1917, and co-created modern production techniques where film scoring serves an integral part of the action. Riesenfeld composed about 100 film scores in his career.
|Born||(1879-01-26)January 26, 1879|
|Died||September 10, 1939(1939-09-10) (aged 60)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Education||Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde|
|Occupation(s)||violinist, conductor, composer|
|Known for||film scoring|
|Spouse||Mabel Gertrude Dunning|
|Awards||Oscar nominations for Musical Director and Best Music for Make a Wish (1937)|
His most successful compositions were for Cecil B. DeMille's Joan the Woman (1917), The Ten Commandments (1923) and The King of Kings (1927); D. W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln (1930); and the original scores to F. W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) and Tabu (1931).
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