Munich (APA) – The film music composer Martin Böttcher died on 19 April at 91 years of age. This informed the BR-KLASSIK transmitter on Sunday, noting the deceased's close family circle on its homepage. Böttcher wrote the music to over 50 feature films and 300 television productions. The tunes of his Winnetou film music are legendary, it is said in BR-KLASSIK.
"He was one of German entertainment giants, television music and film. His constitutional handwriting is unequivocal, his sound unmistakable", says the composer's tribute to the broadcaster.
In addition to Winnetou's film scores, Weimar Hofkapellmeister's great-grandson, born in Berlin in 1927, also wrote television music such as "Sonderdezernat K1", "Forsthaus Falkenau" or "Pfarrer Braun". Böttcher received numerous awards and awards for his work as well as honorary membership in the US Max Steiner Society – alongside Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and others.