Max Steiner sound recording from The Informer

Max Steiner sound recording from The Informer

Dates: 1935

Studio recording of compositions by Max Steiner from the RKO motion picture "The Informer" (1935). Also includes a CD copy of the recording.

  • Extent: 1 sound disc (0.1 linear ft.)
  • Creator: Steiner, Max, 1888-1971
  • Call Number: MSS 8705
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; BYU Film Music Archives; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602;
  • Access Restrictions: Condition restricted; patrons should use CD copy. Permission to use item must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services.
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Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from MSS 8705 must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Initial citation: MSS 8705; Max Steiner sound recording from "The Informer"; Arts and Communications; L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. Following citations: MSS 8705, LTPSC.
Custodial History
Records like these were studio transcriptions of original recording sessions. They were not mass-produced, and are rare. This one was collected by Michael Feinstein and donated in 2015.
Acquisition Information
Donated; Michael Feinstein; 2015.
Subject Terms
Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Performing Arts; Steiner, Max, 1888-1971
Genre / Form
Film music; Film soundtracks; Compact discs
Informer (Motion picture : 1935)
Processing Information
Processed; Mary-Celeste Ricks; 2015.
Appraisal Information
Arts and Communications
Finding Aid ID Number
Finding Aid Title
Register of Steiner (Max) sound recording from The Informer
Finding Aid Author
Mary-Celeste Ricks
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2015-05-18 16:29:54 -0600.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Max Steiner (1888-1971) was an Austrian-American film composer.

Maximilian Raoul Walter Steiner was born May 10, 1888 in Austria. Max married three times. He was most well-known for his musical compositions for movies; his best-known score is Gone With the Wind. He graduated from the Austria Imperial Academy of Music at the age of thirteen, completing an eight-year program in just one year. During his life, he won three Oscars for his musical scores. Max Steiner died on December 28, 1971.

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