Walter Gronostay

Walter Gronostay (1906–1937) was a German composer noted for his work on film scores. Gronostay studied under Arnold Schoenberg.[1] From the late 1920s he began working on film music for a mixture of feature films and documentaries. Along with Herbert Windt he composed the music for Leni Riefenstahl's 1938 documentary Olympia,[2] but died unexpectedly at the age of 31 before the film was released.

Walter Gronostay
Born29 July 1906
Died10 October 1937 (1937-10-11) (aged 31)
Potsdam, Brandenburg
Years active1929 - 1937 (film)

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  1. ^ Mera & Burnand p.14
  2. ^ Rother p.89


  • Mera, Miguel & Burnand, David. European Film Music. Ashgate Publishing, 2006.
  • Rother, Rainer. Leni Riefenstahl: The Seduction of Genius. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003.

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