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Hugo Riesenfeld

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.

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 (1927) and Tabu (1931).

Birth and Death Data: Born January 26th, 1879 (Vienna), Died Los Angeles

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, composer, arranger, conductor, leader, songwriter

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 76 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-16774 10-in. 11/15/1915 Suzanne's secret overture Victor Orchestra Orchestra arranger  
Victor B-23886 10-in. 4/6/1920 Just listen to my heart beat Palace Trio Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-46132 10-in. 7/11/1928 Western allegro Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor MVE-46276 16-in. 7/23/1928 Tempest : Overture Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo director  
Victor MVE-46277 16-in. 7/23/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46278 16-in. 7/23/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-46279 16-in. 7/24/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46280 16-in. 7/24/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46281 16-in. 7/24/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46282 16-in. 7/25/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46283 16-in. 7/25/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-46284 16-in. 7/25/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46285 16-in. 7/26/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46286 16-in. 7/26/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46287 16-in. 7/26/1928 Tempest : Reel 11 Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46386 16-in. 12/8/1928 The toy shop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal quartet director  
Victor MVE-46700 16-in. 7/31/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46701 16-in. 7/31/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-46702 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-46703 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46704 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers : Overture Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra, with female-male vocal duet director  
Victor MVE-46705 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-46706 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-46710 16-in. 8/3/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-46712 16-in. 8/3/1928 Two lovers : Epilogue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture epilogue : Orchestra director  
(Results 1-25 of 76 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Riesenfeld, Hugo," accessed October 31, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105681.

Riesenfeld, Hugo. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 31, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105681.

"Riesenfeld, Hugo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 31 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105681

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