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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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Born: 1897   Died: 1957   Period: 20th Century
Erich Wolfgang Korngold's career bridged astonishing gaps in history and music -- from the final years of Imperial Austria, when he was hailed as "a new Mozart," to Hollywood in the heyday of the studio system, to the darkened era of postwar Europe. In Vienna of the 1920s, his name evoked the best that engagingly melodic, tonal music had to offer in the concert hall or the opera house; in Hollywood he was synonymous with the swashbucklers of Read more Errol Flynn. Born in Brünn, in Moravia (now Brno, Czechoslovakia) he was the son of Julius Korngold, one of the most influential music critics in Vienna. Korngold was beating time with a spoon by the age of three, playing basic melodies at age 5, and composing at age 6. He was encouraged by Gustav Mahler to pursue his musical studies, and his teachers included Alexander Von Zemlinsky. He'd written a Piano Sonata in D minor and a ballet entitled The Snowman before he was 10, and at 13, he saw his second piano sonata premiered by Artur Schnabel. He wrote his first two operas, Der Ring des Polykrates and Violanta, in his teens, and in 1920, at 23, Korngold completed his most celebrated operatic work, Die tote Stadt; it was an immediate hit in Austria and Germany, and quickly entered the repertory of opera companies around the world.

The 1920s saw Korngold add theatrical music to his activities -- his adaptation of Johann Strauss' Eine Nacht in Venedig was a worldwide success, as was his Strauss pastiche, Waltzes in Vienna. In 1929, Korngold was commissioned by the producer Max Reinhardt to work on a new stage production of Die Fledermaus. Reinhardt was pleased with the results and impressed with Korngold's work; three years later, when Warner Bros. studios engaged Reinhardt to adapt his stage version of A Midsummer Night's Dream into a film, he engaged Korngold to arrange Felix Mendelssohn's music for the movie. The resulting film was a financial failure, but the studio was impressed with what Korngold had done with the music. He was offered a contract, which he accepted after some slight hesitation.

His first film score, for Captain Blood (1935), delighted both the studio's executives and millions of filmgoers -- Korngold's music added a richness to the sweeping tale of heroism and triumph over injustice that startled viewers with its inventiveness, adding an extra dimension to the drama, and excitement and beauty of the movie. Over the next two years, Korngold turned in dazzling musical scores for Anthony Adverse (1936), Green Pastures (1936), and The Prince and the Pauper (1937).

In late 1937, he returned to Vienna in hope of premiering a new operatic work, but the growing Nazi influence over politics and art made it impossible for Korngold and his family (all of whom were Jewish) to remain. In early 1938, he accepted a new contract offer from Warner Bros. and got himself and his family to America just before Germany annexed Austria. Korngold spent the next nine years in Hollywood among the movie colony's artistic elite, able to pick and choose his films and always doing superb work. Korngold turned in a dozen memorable scores that defined elegance in film music -- from costumed adventures like The Sea Hawk (1940) to serious drama such as Kings Row (1942).

Following the end of World War II, he returned to Austria and got a harsh reception from a populace resentful of his years in Hollywood, and derision from critics over his melodic, tonal music. Korngold lived his final years comfortably in California, in near complete artistic eclipse. Read less
Korngold: Die Tote Stadt / Weigle, Vogt, Pavlovskaya, Nagy, Fassbender
Release Date: 09/27/2011   Label: Oehms  
Catalog: 948   Number of Discs: 2
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Korngold: Die Tote Stadt / Hollreiser, King, Armstrong
Release Date: 10/30/2012   Label: Arthaus Musik  
Catalog: 101656   Number of Discs: 1
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Korngold Die Tote Stadt / Franck, Vogt, Nylund, Eiche, Nordqvist
Release Date: 11/19/2013   Label: Opus Arte  
Catalog: 1121   Number of Discs: 2
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Korngold: Die Tote Stadt / Segerstam, Et Al
Release Date: 08/05/1997   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8660060-61   Number of Discs: 2
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The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 18 - Korngold, Marx /Hamelin
Release Date: 02/10/1998   Label: Hyperion  
Catalog: 66990   Number of Discs: 1
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  • 251.
    Korngold: The Sea Hawk, Symphony In F# / Depreist, Oregon So
    Label: Delos   Catalog: 3234 Release Date: 05/19/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Conductor:  James DePreist
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oregon Symphony Orchestra
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  • 252.
    Operatic Arias (1911-1949)
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 7864 Release Date: 05/19/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Vincenzo Bellini,  Traditional,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Titta Ruffo,  Maria Callas,  Kathleen Ferrier,  Lauritz Melchior  ... 
    Conductor:  Antonio Sabino,  Eugene Ormandy,  Gustav Cloëz,  Angelo Albergoni  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra,  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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  • 253.
    The Artist's Album / Anne Sofie Von Otter
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457688 Release Date: 04/14/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Gustav Mahler,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Mirella Freni,  Paul Goodwin,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine,  John Eliot Gardiner,  Trevor Pinnock,  Marc Minkowski  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Opera House and Museum Orchestra,  Dresden Staatskapelle,  North German Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 254.
    Renée Fleming - The Beautiful Voice
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 458858 Release Date: 02/10/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Canteloube,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Antonín Dvorák,  José Maria Cano  ... 
    Performer:  Renée Fleming,  Clive Greensmith,  Paul Willey,  Osian Ellis  ... 
    Conductor:  Jeffrey Tate
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  London Voices
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  • 255.
    The Romantic Piano Concerto Vol 18 - Korngold, Marx /Hamelin
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66990 Release Date: 02/10/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Joseph Marx,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Marc-André Hamelin
    Conductor:  Osmo Vänskä
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
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  • 256.
    Korngold, Reznicek: String Quartets / Franz Schubert Quartet
    Label: Nimbus   Catalog: 5506 Release Date: 11/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  E. Nikolaus von Reznicek
    Performer:  Helge Rosenkranz,  Florian Zwiauer,  Attila Székely,  Hartmut Pascher
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Franz Schubert String Quartet
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  • 257.
    Four Famous German Baritones
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89978 Release Date: 09/16/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Engelbert Humperdinck,  Gioachino Rossini,  Albert Lortzing,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold  ... 
    Performer:  Gerhard Hüsch,  Hans Wocke,  Karl Hammes,  Herbert Janssen  ... 
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  • 258.
    Tune Your Brain - Music To Manage Your Mind, Body And Mood
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 457356 Release Date: 09/16/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Richard Wagner,  Franz Schubert,  Claude Debussy  ... 
    Performer:  Cheryl Studer,  Gil Shaham,  Trevor Pinnock,  Géza Anda  ... 
    Conductor:  Myung-Whun Chung,  James Levine,  Ion Marin,  Pierre Boulez  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bastille Opera Orchestra,  Metropolitan Opera Orchestra,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 259.
    Korngold, Goldmark: Violin Concertos / Vera Tsu, Yu Long
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8553579 Release Date: 08/05/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Karl Goldmark,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Vera Tsu
    Conductor:  Long Yu
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Razumovsky Sinfonia
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  • 260.
    Korngold: Die Tote Stadt / Segerstam, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8660060-61 Release Date: 08/05/1997   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Katarina Dalayman,  Anders Bergstrom,  Ingrid Tobiasson,  Hilde Leidland  ... 
    Conductor:  Leif Segerstam
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Opera Orchestra,  Tomtberga School Children's Choir,  Royal Stockholm Opera Chorus
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  • 261.
    Korngold: Symphony, Much Ado About Nothing / Previn, LSO
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 453436 Release Date: 07/15/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Conductor:  André Previn
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 262.
    Mahler, Korngold: Lieder / Kirchschlager, Deutsch
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 68344 Release Date: 07/01/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Alma Mahler
    Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager,  Helmut Deutsch
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  • 263.
    The Heifetz Collection Vol 21 - Korngold, Rozsa, Waxman
    Label: Rca Victor Gold Seal   Catalog: 61752 Release Date: 06/17/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Waxman,  Miklós Rózsa,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Jascha Heifetz,  Gregor Piatigorsky
    Conductor:  Donald Voorhees,  Walter Hendl,  Alfred Wallenstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra,  Dallas Symphony Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 264.
    The Music Survives - An Introduction To Entartete Musik
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 452664 Release Date: 06/10/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erwin Schulhoff,  Ernst Krenek,  Pavel Haas,  Berthold Goldschmidt  ... 
    Performer:  Krister St. Hill,  Heinz Kruse,  Michael Kraus,  Martin Petzold  ... 
    Conductor:  John Mauceri,  Lothar Zagrosek,  Berthold Goldschmidt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  Hawthorne String Quartet
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  • 265.
    Sure On This Shining Night / Robert White, Samuel Sanders
    Label: Hyperion   Catalog: 66920 Release Date: 04/10/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Amy Marcy Beach,  John Musto,  Horatio Parker,  Victor Herbert  ... 
    Performer:  Robert White,  Samuel Sanders
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  • 266.
    Korngold: Another Dawn, Escape Me Never / Stromberg, Et Al
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 223871 Release Date: 02/04/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Conductor:  William T. Stromberg
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Symphony Orchestra
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  • 267.
    Korngold: Cello Concerto, Etc / Dixon, Shelley, Bamert
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9508 Release Date: 01/21/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Howard Shelley,  Peter Dixon
    Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 268.
    Korngold: Der Ring Des Polykrates / Seibel, Wottrich, Et Al
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 999402 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Beate Bilandzija,  Jürgen Sacher,  Kirsten Blanck,  Dietrich Henschel  ... 
    Conductor:  Klauspeter Seibel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
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  • 269.
    Phase 4 Stereo - In A Monastery Garden - Albert Ketelbey
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 444786 Release Date: 06/11/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jenö Hubay,  Vittorio Monti,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold  ... 
    Performer:  Josef Sakonov
    Conductor:  Eric Rogers
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Festival Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Royal Philharmonic Chorus
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  • 270.
    Der Junge Richard Tauber - Arien Und Duette 1919-1926
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 89219 Release Date: 05/21/1996   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Gioachino Rossini,  Giuseppe Verdi,  Giacomo Puccini  ... 
    Performer:  Richard Tauber,  Benno Ziegler,  Lotte Lehmann,  Emmy Bettendorf  ... 
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  • 271.
    Joseph Schmidt Singt Arien
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90268 Release Date: 04/23/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Adolphe Adam,  Giacomo Puccini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  Giacomo Meyerbeer  ... 
    Performer:  Joseph Schmidt
    Conductor:  Felix Günther,  Frieder Weissmann,  Otto Dobrindt,  Walter Goehr
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
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  • 272.
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Hollywood / Mathé, Litton, Et Al
    Label: Sono Luminus   Catalog: 90216 Release Date: 10/24/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Performer:  Ulrike-Anima Mathé
    Conductor:  Andrew Litton
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
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  • 273.
    Discover New Worlds With Werner Andreas Albert
    Label: Cpo   Catalog: 999310 Release Date: 06/01/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Benjamin Frankel,  Paul Hindemith,  Robert Volkmann,  Hans Pfitzner  ... 
    Performer:  David Geringas
    Conductor:  Werner Andreas Albert
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Queensland Symphony Orchestra,  Sydney Symphony Orchestra,  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 274.
    Captain Blood / Richard Kaufman, Brandenburg PO Potsdam
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 223607 Release Date: 05/23/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Steiner,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Victor Young,  Miklós Rózsa
    Conductor:  Richard Kaufman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Philharmonic
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  • 275.
    Historical Romances - Korngold, Newman, Steiner / Kaufman
    Label: Marco Polo   Catalog: 8223608 Release Date: 05/23/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Max Steiner,  Alfred Newman,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold
    Conductor:  Richard Kaufman
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Philharmonic
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