Philippe Quint
Die tote Stadt
Paul Wittgenstein
Emmy Kruger
Gunnar Graarud
Hubert Marischka
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

American composer of Austro-Hungarian birth add

Category: Music

Born in 1897.

Countries: United States (31%), (25%), Austria (17%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Violanta, Philippe Quint, Die tote Stadt

Linked to: University of Graz, Wayne State University Press, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna




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Erich Wolfgang Korngold was born in 1897 add something


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


A child prodigy, Erich played his cantata "Gold" to Gustav Mahler in 1909; Mahler called him a "musical genius" and recommended study with composer Alexander von Zemlinsky add something


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 add something


His "Sinfonietta" appeared the following year, and his first two operas, "Der Ring des Polykrates" and "Violanta", in 1914 add something


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"


He completed his opera "Die tote Stadt", which became an international success, in 1920 at the age of 23 add something


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 add something


Eine Nacht in Venedig - A 1923 production, starring Richard Tauber at the Theatre an der Wien, used a score and libretto revised by composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold and writer Hubert Marischka, which was later used in other productions and recordings


Gunnar Graarud - Hamburg State Opera - In 1927 he created the role of The blind judge in the world premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Das Wunder der Heliane" at the Hamburg State Opera


Cagliostro in Wien - Erich Wolfgang Korngold wrote an arrangement of the work, first performed on 13 April 1927 in Vienna


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


Max Reinhardt, with whom Korngold had collaborated on the operettas "Die Fledermaus" and "La belle Helene", asked the composer to come to Hollywood in 1934 to adapt Felix Mendelssohn's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" incidental music for his film version of the play add something


A Midsummer Night's Dream (Mendelssohn) - Parts of the score are used, re-orchestrated by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, in Max Reinhardt's 1935 movie "A Midsummer Night's Dream"


Korngold's 1938 Academy award for his score to "The Adventures of Robin Hood" marked the first time an Oscar was awarded to the composer rather than the head of the studio music department add something


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 add something


The year 1945 became an important turning point in his life add something


Korngold stopped writing original film scores after 1946 add something

Erich Wolfgang Korngold died in 1957 add something


He died in North Hollywood on November 29, 1957, and was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery add something


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" add something


Then, in 1972, RCA Victor released an LP titled "The Sea Hawk", featuring excerpts from Korngold's film scores performed by the National Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Gerhardt and supervised by the composer's son George add something


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 add something


RCA Victor was the first to record a complete Korngold opera , in 1975: "Die tote Stadt", conducted by Erich Leinsdorf in Germany add something


In 1980, CBS Masterworks recorded the opera "Violanta" under the baton of Marek_Janowski; this recording has been re-released by Sony Classical in 2009 add something


Gary Graffman - In 1985 he gave the UK premiere of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's "Piano Concerto in C-sharp for the Left Hand"


Further recognition came in the 1990s; two full-scale biographies of him appeared almost simultaneously add something


In 1993, Decca released a recording of "Das Wunder der Heliane" conducted by John Mauceri in their "Entartete Musik" series add something


In 2001, ArtHaus Musik released a documentary DVD "Erich Wolfgang Korngold - The Adventures of a Wunderkind" add something


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 add something


In 2009, Korngold's Violin Concerto was released on the Naxos Records label, along with Overture to a Drama, Op. 4, and the concert suite from "Much Ado About Nothing", performed by the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria and violinist Philippe Quint add something


Philippe Quint - In October 2010 he played the Violin Concerto of Erich Wolfgang Korngold in the concerts marking the 60th anniversary of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie


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 add something