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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957)


Erich Wolfgang Korngold was the son of a well-known music critic. A child prodigy, he accompanied his father in playing four-handed piano arrangements by the age of five. By the age of eleven he drew his first plaudits from enthusiastic Viennese audiences (including the emperor Franz Josef) with his ballet-pantomime "Der Schneeman" (The Snow Man).... See full bio »

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Known For

The Adventures of Robin Hood Music Department
(1938)
The Big Lebowski Soundtrack
(1998)
(2009)
The Sea Hawk Composer
(1940)

Filmography

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 2020 Hope@Home (TV Series) (music - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.17 (2020) ... (music)
- Episode #1.14 (2020) ... (music)
 2020 Violanta (Video) (music)
 2019 Klassik am Odeonsplatz 2019 (TV Movie) (music)
 2018 Die tote Stadt (Video) (music)
 2013 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie) (music by)
 2011 Die tote Stadt (Video) (music by)
 2010 Die tote Stadt (TV Movie) (music by)
 2009 Lawrence Jones and the King Salomon's Table (Short) (composer: stock music)
 2003 Korngold: Die tote Stadt (Video) (music by)
 1983 Die tote Stadt (TV Movie) (music by)
 1959 Up Periscope (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1958 Home Before Dark (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1955 Magic Fire (music adaptor) / (music supervisor)
 1955 Some of the Greatest (Short) (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1946 Of Human Bondage (conductor - uncredited)
 1944 Between Two Worlds (conductor - uncredited)
 1943 The Constant Nymph (conductor - uncredited)
 1941 The Sea Wolf (conductor - uncredited) / (orchestrator - uncredited)
 1939 The Mad Empress (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1938 The Adventures of Robin Hood (conductor - uncredited)
 1938 Mr. Satan (composer: stock music - uncredited)
 1937 Another Dawn (conductor - uncredited)
 1936 The Green Pastures (conductor - uncredited)
 1936 Hearts Divided (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1936 Give Us This Night (conductor)
 1936 Rose of the Rancho (composer: additional music - uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood (musical arrangements)
 1935 A Dream Comes True (Documentary short) (music adaptor - uncredited)
 1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream (composer: additional music - bridging scenes - uncredited) / (conductor - uncredited) / (music arranger)
 1934 Strauss' Great Waltz (musical arrangement - as E. W. Korngold)
 1931/II Ronny (music arranger - uncredited)
 1931/I Ronny (music arranger - uncredited)
 1928 Noah's Ark (composer: stock music - 1957 reissue, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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 »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

E. W. Korngold | Paul Schott
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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:

Was assigned to score Adventures of Don Juan (1948) when shooting began in 1945 and even sketched some themes. When production was postponed until 1947 (due to Errol Flynn's illness and other problems), Max Steiner replaced Korngold because, by then, he had announced his retirement from motion pictures. In October 1947 he suffered a heart attack and, in spite of pleas from Leo F. Forbstein, Music... See more »

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