The collection consists of music, personal papers, correspondence, photographs, production materials, business papers and
periodical clippings of one of Universal Pictures' film composers, Hans J. Salter. The various kinds of music are manuscript
and published music including conductor's scores, orchestral parts, sheet music, published music books, and sound recordings
on 7", 10", and 12" sound discs, 7" and 10" open reel analog tapes, and sound cassettes.
Hans Julius Salter (b Vienna, 14 Jan 1896; d Studio City, CA, 23 July 1994) was an film composer and conductor of Austrian
birth. He studied at the University of Vienna with Guido Adler, Egon Wellesz and Hans Gál, and at the Vienna Music Academy
with Franz Schreker, conducting with Weingartner, and composition with Berg. Later, Salter worked as an assistant conductor
in at the Volks Opera in Vienna and other small opera companies. He then worked as a conductor at the State Opera in Berlin
and later switched to conducting in movie houses in 1929. From 1930 to 1933 he composed musicals and dramatic motion picture
scores for UFA Studios in Neubabelsberg. Before leaving Europe, Salter worked for the European Branch of Universal Pictures
from 1933-1936. He emigrated to the United States in 1937 to work for Universal Pictures and became a U.S. citizen in 1942.
(Letter written by Salter to ASCAP)
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