Informations and abstract
From a historiographic point of view, the "Allgemeines Handbuch der Film-Musik" (1927), written by Hans Erdmann, Giuseppe Becce, and Ludwig Brav, is extremely important in the study of silent film scoring. The handbook aims both to set a theoretical framework, and to develop a methodology for silent film scoring, while considering the practical needs of the musical illustrator. It, therefore, constitutes a synopsis of the main theoretic and aesthetic trends of coeval film scoring. The present contribution aims to locate and illustrate its main theoretical features against the backdrop of the coeval press.