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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 51-75 of 76 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MVE-49354 16-in. 12/11/1928 The rescue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-49355 16-in. 12/11/1928 The rescue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-49356 16-in. 12/12/1928 The rescue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with female vocal chorus (takes 1-2A); orchestra only (takes 3A-4A) director  
Victor MVE-49362 16-in. 12/17/1928 Looping the loop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal solo director  
Victor MVE-49363 16-in. 12/17/1928 Looping the loop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with applause composer  
Victor MVE-49364 16-in. 12/18/1928 Looping the loop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with accordion director  
Victor MVE-49365 16-in. 12/18/1928 Looping the loop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with accordion, applause, and laughing (takes 1-2A); with applause (takes 3 and 3A) director  
Victor MVE-49366 16-in. 12/19/1928 Looping the loop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with applause director  
Victor MVE-49367 16-in. 12/19/1928 Looping the loop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra director  
Victor MVE-49368 16-in. 12/19/1928 Looping the loop Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with applause and mumbling director  
Victor BVE-49899 10-in. 3/7/1929 One for all, all for one Frank Munn ; Nathaniel Shilkret ; Victor Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CVE-51126 12-in. 4/4/1929 Death of a great red warrior Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-53829 10-in. 6/12/1929 Pals forever Melody Three Male vocal trio, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-81547 12-in. 1/19/1934 The bartered bride polka Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra arranger  
Victor BVE-81548 10-in. 1/19/1934 Furiant Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra arranger  
Victor CVE-81549 12-in. 1/19/1934 Dance of the comedians Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra ; Eugene Ormandy Orchestra arranger  
Victor PBS-09557 10-in. 6/29/1937 My campfire dreams Bobby Breen ; Hugo Riesenfeld ; St. Luke Choristers ; St. Luke Orchestra Dubbed recording from film : Boy soprano vocal solo, with boys vocal chorus and orchestra director  
Victor PBS-09649 10-in. 8/20/1937 Make a wish Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor PBS-09650 10-in. 8/20/1937 Music in my heart Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Victor PBS-09651 10-in. 8/20/1937 Gee! But it's great to meet a friend Bobby Breen Boy soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble conductor  
Columbia 79637 10-in. 1/17/1921 Look for the silver lining Riesenfeld's Rialto Ensemble Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia 79638 10-in. 1/17/1921 I never knew (I could love anybody like I'm loving you) Riesenfeld's Rialto Ensemble Jazz/dance band leader  
Columbia W148731 10-in. 6/22/1929 Pals forever Hotel Mark Hopkins Orchestra ; Anson Weeks Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Brunswick LAE430 10-in. 1/21/1929 One golden hour with you Vernon Rickard Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Edison 7349 10-in. 5/13/1920 Keep the love lamp burning Gladys Rice Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 51-75 of 76 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Riesenfeld, Hugo," accessed April 21, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105681.

Riesenfeld, Hugo. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 21, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105681.

"Riesenfeld, Hugo." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 21 April 2021.

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

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