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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 (music by)
 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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Stage: Wrote (w/Johann Strauß) "Gay Rosalinda," performed at the Palace Theatre in London, England. Musical. Irene Ambrus, Ruth Naylor, Cyril Ritchard, Trevor Glynn and Jay Laurier were in the cast. Richard Tauber conducted the Symphony Orchestra. Leontine Sagan was director. 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 his tenure at Warners] I feel very happy as an artist here. No one tells me what to do. I do not feel part of a factory. I take part in story conferences, suggest changes in the editing when it is dramatically necessary to coincide with a musical structure. It is entirely up to me to decide where in the picture to put music. But I always consult thoroughly with the music-chief... I also keep ... See more »

Trivia:

Performed four-handed piano arrangements with his father from the age of five. Composed his first major work, the ballet "Der Schneeman", at the age of eleven. It was performed in front of the Austrian Emperor Franz Josef at the Vienna Court Opera. Korngold's most famous work, "Die Tote Stadt", is still regarded as one of the major operas of the 20th century. See more »

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