BOOK REVIEW – Max Steiner: Composing, Casablanca, and the Golden Age of Film Music, by Peter Wegele — 3 Comments

  1. Another well-written and considered review, M, and one which engages my interest immediately for this biography. I’m not sure whether I’d appreciate such a large chunk dedicated to “Casablanca” because this isn’t one of my favourite films, however if the discussions require musical training, then it sounds as though it would interest me and probably justifies the purchase.

    I love Steiner’s score for GWTW and cannot imagine this film without this music. That powerful scene, “I’ll never be hungry again”, which ends the first half, is particularly powerful and never mawkish.

  2. Convincing review; I hope to order this one soon; I’m studying composing for media!

    BTW, both of your amazon links here are taking me to the same Canadian url, i.e., not USA pricing. Thanks!

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