Sample tracks and buy
|1||Opening||WarnerBros Orchestra cond by FranzWaxman|
|2||Matsuba Yashi Theatre||Warner Bros Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
|3||The Wig Room||Warner Bros.Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
|4||Sayonara||Miiko Taka & Warner Bros Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
|5||Finale||Warner Bros Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
|6||Eileen||Warner Bros Orchestra cond. by Franz Waxman|
|7||Sakura Sakura By The Bridge||Warner Bros Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
|8||Street Fight||Warner Bros Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
|9||Katsumi Theme||Warner Bros Orchestra cond. by Franz Waxman|
|10||Death Scene||Warner Bros Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
|11||Hana-Ogi||Warner Bros Orchestra cond by Franz Waxman|
A Motion Picture Pioneer…
Born in 1906, Franz Waxman was a German born Jew from the former German province of Silesia, modern day Poland. Aged 16 his vision became greatly impaired due to an accident with water boiling in a pan. 1923 saw Waxman send himself to Dresden music school having saved money when he was a pianist in the party band ‘Weintraub Syncopaters’. In 1934 he moved to Paris and then shortly later Hollywood with his wife. The reason behind the move is believed to be a result of being attacked by Nazi sympathizers in Berlin for his score to the film ‘Liliom’.
Hollywood was where he created his legacy working for MGM, Warner Brothers and Universal Studios. In 1943 he created the Los Angeles Music Festival, it was his aim for music in Hollywood to parallel European music standards.
Waxman left his greatest work ‘The Song of Terezin’ until 1965, two years prior to his death. This is a chilling tale inspired by children’s poetry from the walls of a Nazi deathcamp, many critics believe this masterpiece to be a religious experience.
He sadly died 1n 1967 aged just 60 from cancer but his legacy will live on forever.