Erich Wolfgang Korngold may deserve to be called the Father of Modern Film Music. Born in Brünn, Austria in 1897, he wrote his first symphony at the age of 11. In 1935, he was asked to adapt Mendelssohn's music for a cinema performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream. Thus began his Hollywood career, which included four Academy Award nominations. He won twice, in 1936 and 1938. He died in 1957.
Birth, death, and burial information with portraits, tombstone, and cemetery photographs and virtual memorial from Find a Grave.
English and German lyrics to song cycles and individual works from the Lied and Art Song Texts Page at REC Music.
Includes biography, discography, interviews, and list of works.
Insightful biography and reminiscence from the American Composers Orchestra series David Raksin Remembers His Colleagues.
Filmography, biography, awards and nominations, and related material.
An overview of Korngold's career, from his classical roots to his film scores. List of compositions and films.
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, commentary on musical style, and discography.
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