Some new Windows into History content is now being posted on our sister site, The View from the Junkyard, eventually forming one integrated site. This is an ad free site, so will provide you with a more comfortable reading experience. Please click across for today’s new article about the silent film era.
Until the late 1920s films were all silent, with musical accompaniment generally provided live by a pianist. You might have seen clips of silent films with some very clichéd music playing on a hideous honky-tonk piano, such as Mysterioso Pizzicato (The Villain’s Theme). You will know that piece of music whether you think you do or not. However, that cliché is a very distorted view of the art of the silent cinema pianist. […]
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