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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold was the son of a well-known music critic. He was a child prodigy who composed his first orchestral piece at 14 and drew the attention of Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler and many other prominent composers and conductors. He had begun a promising career as a serious composer of operas and orchestral music when he emigrated to ... See full bio »

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 2013 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie)
 2011 Hollywood in Vienna 2011 (TV Movie)
 1983 Die tote Stadt (TV Movie) (from opera "Die tote Stadt")
 1946 Deception
 1946 Devotion
 1945 San Antonio (uncredited)
 1942 Kings Row (music by)
 1941 The Sea Wolf
 1940 The Sea Hawk
 1939 Juarez
 1937 Another Dawn
 1936 The Making of a Great Motion Picture (Short documentary) (uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood (uncredited)
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Other Works:

(8/18/71) Stage: Wrote (w/Johann Strauß, Bob Wright, Chet Forest) "The Great Waltz," performed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England. Musical. Sari Barabas, Walter Cassel, Diane Todd and David Watson were in the cast. See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 2 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

E. W. Korngold
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Personal Quote:

[on the death of his father in 1945 and the expiration of his Warner contract in 1946] I will be fifty next May. I feel it is a turning point... Fifty is very old for a child prodigy. I feel I have to make a decision now, if I don't want to be a Hollywood composer the rest of my life. See more »

Trivia:

Korngold served in the Austrian army during World War I, but the former wunderkind was stationed in a small suburb of Vienna and his military duties consisted of composing marching songs. See more »

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