Cover Osteuropa 7/2010

In Osteuropa 7/2010

Music in Motion
Mieczysław Weinberg’s Compositions for Film

Verena Mogl

Deutsche Fassung


Starting at the end of the 1940s, Mieczysław Weinberg composed for the film industry. Between 1949 and 1989, he wrote the music for over 70 cinematic, television, and animated films, among them such well known movies as The Cranes Are Flying or the animation classic Vinni-Pukh. He never pushed his music into the foreground, but always high-lighted details of the plot with great skill and a modicum of musical devices, thus interpreting scenes by means of sound.

(Osteuropa 7/2010, pp. 123–138)