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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 September 10th, 1939 (Los Angeles)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1915 - 1937

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

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 76 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MVE-47435 16-in. 9/10/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47436 16-in. 9/10/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47437 16-in. 9/10/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47438 16-in. 9/11/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47439 16-in. 9/11/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47440 16-in. 9/12/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47441 16-in. 9/12/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47442 16-in. 9/12/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47443 16-in. 9/12/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47642 16-in. 10/9/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director, composer  
Victor MVE-47643 16-in. 10/10/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-47644 16-in. 10/10/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and vocal quartet director  
Victor MVE-47645 16-in. 10/11/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47646 16-in. 10/12/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47647 16-in. 10/12/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47648 16-in. 10/13/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-47649 16-in. 10/11/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with female vocal solo and female vocal chorus director  
Victor MVE-47650 16-in. 10/13/1928 The awakening Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor BVE-47882 10-in. 11/1/1928 Battle music Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-48062 10-in. 11/12/1928 Suite domestica Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-49166 10-in. 12/5/1928 Pinto Victor Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor MVE-49350 16-in. 12/10/1928 The rescue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-49351 16-in. 12/10/1928 The rescue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-49352 16-in. 12/10/1928 The rescue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-49353 16-in. 12/11/1928 The rescue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
(Results 26-50 of 76 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Riesenfeld, Hugo," accessed April 15, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105681.

Riesenfeld, Hugo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 15, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105681.

"Riesenfeld, Hugo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 15 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

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

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