Walter Gronostay

Walter Gronostay
Born 29 July 1906
Berlin, Brandenburg
German Empire
Died 10 October 1937 (1937-10-11) (aged 31)
Potsdam, Brandenburg
Occupation Composer
Years active 1929 - 1937 (film)

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 unexpectadly at the age of 31 before the film was released.

Selected filmography


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


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