Soundtrack exhibit currently mounted at Crestview library

Published: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 16:50 PM.

The director produced “Triumph of the Will” for the Nazi Party in 1934. Especially rare is one of two proof soundtracks from her “Olympia,” a documentary of the 1936 Berlin Olympics produced for the International Olympic Committee.

Riefenstahl died at age 101 during early stages of production on the soundtrack CD and the project was abandoned.

Vinyl records, CDs, reel-to-reel tapes, cassettes and 8-track tapes are among the collection.

Sheet music, including a rare copy of “The Trolley Song” that Judy Garland sang in “Meet Me in St. Louis,” also is exhibited.

Informational tags discuss soundtrack collecting and offer tips on identifying an original soundtrack recording versus a studiotrack.

The former is the actual music recorded for and heard in the film.

A studiotrack is a subsequent recording, sometimes by an artist not connected with the film, and other times by the composer who returns to the studio to make a second recording of his score to enhance the music for the album.



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