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Abstract:

Readers' responses to the article on H.H. Zweck in our last issue (Soundtrack, 1: 1) have prompted us to include another extract from the work produced by the late Professor Charles Forsythe (193589) of the Wessex Institute of Higher Vocational Education (now Wessex University), Department of Forensic Musicology. Forsythe located and analysed all of Zweck's 547 known compositions and recorded over 1,000 hours of interviews with Zweck between 1972 and the composer's death in 1979. It is of particular interest to musicologists that as with his contemporary, Leonard Zelig, there seems to be no other documentary evidence that Hermann Zweck ever existed. Forsythe's work is the only document in which Zweck appears or is mentioned.

This extract is of a transcription of an interview recorded at the composer's home in Pinner, Middlesex, on 23 July 1975, and concerns his relationship with Fritz Lang.

Keywords: Dr. Mabuse der Spieler; Fritz Lang; H.H. Zweck; M; Peter Lorre; monocle

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/st.1.2.147_7

Publication date: August 18, 2008

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  • The Soundtrack is a multi-disciplinary journal which brings together research in the area of music and sound in relation to film and other moving image media. A complex cultural, technological, industrial and artistic phenomenon, sound-with-moving image is a rich area for analysis, investigation and speculation. We encourage writing that is accessible to audiences from a diversity of intellectual backgrounds and disciplines as well as providing a forum for practitioners. The Soundtrack's aim is to nurture this new and expanding area of academic investigation in dialogue with soundtrack producers of all kinds.
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