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LONDON, Kurt.

Film Music: A Summary of the Characteristic Features of its History, Aesthetics, Technique; and Possible Developments.

Translated by Eric S. Besinger. With a foreword by Constant Lambert.

Published: London: Faber & Faber Ltd, 1936

Stock code: 89754

Price: £375

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First edition, first impression. The first book written on the subject of musical scores, Film Music was first published in the UK as Kurt London, a music composer and film critic who had established a sound recording studio in Germany, had to take exile from his country in 1933. Kurt London originated the “idea that music might initially have been used in silent film to cover the sound of the projectors”.

Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in red and blue. With the scarce dust jacket. Illustrated with 26 black and white photographs and 12 musical facsimiles. Edges of boards lightly, contents a little toned toned. A very good copy in the lightly rubbed jacket with a faint vertical crease at spine panel.

Bibliography: Eisler, p. 75.

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