Knowledge Identifier: +Erich_Wolfgang_Korngold
Born in 1897.
Countries: United States (31%), (25%), Austria (17%)
Linked to: University of Graz, Wayne State University Press, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Die tote Stadt - """ is an opera in three acts by Erich Wolfgang Korngold to a libretto by Paul Schott, a collective pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius Korngold; it is based on the 1903 translation by Friedrich von Oppeln-Bronikowski of the 1892 novel "Bruges-la-Morte" by Georges Rodenbach
At the age of 11 he composed his ballet "Der Schneemann" , which became a sensation when performed at the Vienna Court Opera in 1910, including a command performance for Emperor Franz Josef
Paul Kuhn (tenor) - He notably portrayed the role of Mateo in the world premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Violanta" at the National Theatre Munich in 1916
Irene von Fladung - She notably portrayed the role of Bice in the world premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Violanta" at the National Theatre Munich in 1916
Emmy Kruger - She notably portrayed the title role in the world première of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Violanta" at the National Theatre Munich in 1916
Franz Gruber (tenor) - On 28 March 1916, he sang in the double-bill world premiere performances of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Violanta" and "Der Ring des Polykrates"
Maria Olszewska - While there she notably portrayed Brigitta/Lucienne in the world première of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Die tote Stadt" on 4 December 1920
He completed a Concerto for Piano Left Hand for pianist Paul Wittgenstein in 1923 and his fourth opera, "Das Wunder der Heliane" four years later
Albert Glasser - Albert Glasser began his career as a copyist in the music department at Warner Brothers in the late 1930s, learning the art of film scoring while working under Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Isa Quensel - In 1939 she created the title role in the world premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Die Kathrin" at the Royal Swedish Opera
In 1943, Korngold became a naturalized citizen of the United States
On British television, in the 1970s, André Previn conducted one movement from the violin concerto, and told the story of the "famous" American music critic who declared that "Korngold's violin concerto is more corn than gold"
In 1973, Warner Brothers released special LPs featuring excerpts from the original soundtracks of films scored by Korngold, as well as a rare recording of Korngold playing the main theme from "Kings Row" on the piano. In addition, a KFWB radio broadcast from 1938 with Korngold conducting the studio orchestra in excerpts from "The Adventures of Robin Hood", narrated by actor Basil Rathbone, was released on LP. In 1975 "Die tote Stadt" was revived to capacity houses in New York
Hollywood Symphony Orchestra - Composers represented in 2006 included Miklós Rózsa, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, John_Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Maurice Jarre, Victor Young, Dimitri Tiomkin, Craig Armstrong, Clint Eastwood, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Dave Grusin, Alex North, John Scott, Sergei Prokofiev, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Max Steiner, Don Davis, Ernest Gold, Bernard Herrmann
Double bass soloist Joel Quarrington recorded a transcription of the "Garden Scene" from Korngold's incidental music to "Much Ado About Nothing", Op. 11 on his 2008 CD, entitled "Garden Scene
Bruce Beresford - In 2012 he directed a production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's opera "Die tote Stadt" for Opera Australia
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra - On October 1, 2012, Constantine conducted Rossini's Overture to "William Tell"; Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra", Op. 35, with violinist Jonathan Carney; and Robert Schumann's "Symphony No. 1"
On 6 August 2013, Korngold's Symphony in F major was given its first Proms performance, at the Royal Albert Hall in London