Franz Waxman

Franz Waxman (né Wachsmann; December 24, 1906February 24, 1967) 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. Bernard Herrmann said that the score for ''Taras Bulba'' was "the score of a lifetime."

He also composed concert works, including the oratorio ''Joshua'' (1959), and ''The Song of Terezín'' (1964–65), a work for orchestra, chorus, and children's chorus based upon poetry written by children in the Theresienstadt concentration camp during World War II. Waxman also founded the Los Angeles Music Festival in 1947 with which he conducted a number of West Coast premieres by fellow film composers, and concert composers alike. Provided by Wikipedia
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