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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was a Viennese composer born in Moravia, Austria-Hungary (present-day Czech Republic) and naturalized in United States in 1943.

While his late Romantic compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the time he died, his music has more recently undergone a reevaluation and a gradual reawakening of interest.

Along with Max Steiner and Alfred Newman, he is considered one of the founders of film music. His 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 (as had occurred, for example, with Korngold's award-winning score to Anthony Adverse in 1936.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1991 The Film Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
1992 Piano Sonatas nos. 1 and 2 / Märchenbilder / Viel Lärmen um Nichts Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Ilona Prunyi 2
1993 Das Wunder der Heliane Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Tomowa-Sintow, Welker, De Haan, Runkel, Pape, Gedda, Petzold, Rundfunk Chor Berlin, RSO Berlin, John Mauceri 1
1993 Symphony in F-sharp major / Abschiedslieder Erich Wolfgang Korngold; BBC Philharmonic, Sir Edward Downes, Linda Finnie 1
1994 Piano Trios Korngold, Zemlinksy; Beaux Arts Trio 2
1994 Barber: Violin Concerto / Korngold: Violin Concerto / Much Ado About Nothing - Suite Barber, Korngold; Gil Shaham, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 1
1995 Rózsa: The King's Thief / Young: Scaramouche / Korngold: Captain Blood / Steiner: The Three Musketeers Rózsa, Young, Korngold, Steiner; Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Potsdam, Richard Kaufman 1
1996 Violin Concertos Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Kurt Weill, Ernst Krenek; Chantal Juillet, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, John Mauceri 1
1996 Between Two Worlds Korngold; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin. John Mauceri 1
1996 Symphony in F-sharp major / Einfache Lieder / Mariettas Lied (The Philadelphia Orchestra feat. conductor: Franz Welser-Möst, soprano: Barbara Hendricks) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
1997 Die tote Stadt (Royal Swedish Opera Chorus and Orchestra feat. conductor: Leif Segerstam) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
1998 The Romantic Piano Concerto, Volume 18: Korngold: Piano Concerto in C-sharp for the Left Hand, op. 17 / Marx: Romantisches Klavierkonzert Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Joseph Marx; BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Osmo Vänskä, Marc-André Hamelin 1
1998 Music for Strings and Piano Left Hand Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Schmidt; Leon Fleisher, Joseph Silverstein, Jaime Laredo, Joel Smirnoff, Michael Tree, Yo‐Yo Ma 1
1998 The Sea Hawk / Symphony in F-Sharp Korngold; James DePreist; Oregon Symphony 1
1999 Rendezvous with Korngold: Songs & Chamber Music Korngold; Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengt Forsberg & Friends 1
2001 Korngold Sextet / Strauss Metamorphosen (Ensemble Oriol Berlin) Erich Wolfgang Korngold / Richard Strauss 1
2003 The Perlman Edition: Sibelius & Korngold: Violin Concertos / Sinding: Suite Sibelius, Korngold, Sinding; Perlman, Previn 1
2004 The Adventures of Robin Hood Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2004 Violin Concertos Tchaikovsky, Korngold; Anne-Sophie Mutter, Wiener Philharmoniker, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn 3
2006 Violin Concertos Barber, Korngold, Walton; Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Bramwell Tovey, James Ehnes 1
2007 Military March / Cello Concerto / Symphonic Serenade / Piano Concerto in C-sharp Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Peter Dixon, Howard Shelley, BBC Philharmonic, Matthias Bamert 2
2008 Wien im Fin de siècle Goldmark, Korngold, Zemlinsky, Schönberg; Thomas Albertus Irnberger, Evgueni Sinaiski 1
2009 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Korngold; Renaud Capuçon, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin 1
2010 Violin Concertos Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Balys Dvarionas; Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Neeme Järvi, Vadim Gluzman 1
2010 The String Quartets (Doric String Quartet) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2010 BBC Music, Volume 18, Number 14: Violin Concertos Mozart / Korngold 1
2011 Concertos Tchaikovsky, Korngold; Korcia, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, Kantorow 1
2012 Barber & Korngold: Violin Concertos / Waxman: Carmen Fantasie / Williams: Theme from Schindler's List Barber, Korngold, Waxman, Williams; Alexander Gilman, The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, Perry So 1
2012 String Sextet D major, op. 10 / Piano Quintet E major, op. 15 Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Camerata Freden 1
2014 Piano Trios Zemlinsky, Bloch, Korngold; Pacific Trio 1
Kings Row Erich Wolfgang Korngold; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Gerhardt 1
Kreisler, Quartet; Korngold, Quartet No. 3 Kreisler / Korngold 1
Orchestral Works Vol. 2 (Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Werner Andreas Albert) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
Sinfonietta / Violin Concerto (Dallas Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Andrew Litton) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 (Chilingirian Quartet) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
Violin Concertos Goldmark, Korngold; Itzhak Perlman 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1997 The Heifetz Collection, Volume 21: Korngold: Concerto / Rózsa: Concerto / Tema con variazioni / Waxman: "Carmen" Fantasy Korngold, Rózsa, Waxman; Heifetz, Piatigorsky 1
1998 Orchestral Works, Vols. 1-4 Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Werner Andreas Albert, Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie 1
2000 Captain Blood Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2002 The Sea Hawk - Previn Conducts Korngold Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1972 The Sea Hawk: Classic Film Scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold Erich Wolfgang Korngold 3 6
1983 The Adventures of Robin Hood Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
1991 Anthony Adverse (Original Motion Picture Score) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
1999 The Private Lives of Elizabeth & Essex Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
1999 Devotion Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Moscow Symphony Orchestra, William T. Stromberg 1
2001 Captain Blood (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2003 The Adventures of Robin Hood (Moscow Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor William Stromberg) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2007 The Sea Hawk / Deception Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Московский Симфонический Оркестр & William T. Stromberg 1
2007 Kings Row / The Sea Wolf Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2008 The Sea Hawk Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2009 The Prince and the Pauper Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2009 Korngold : Another Dawn / Escape me never Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
2013 The Constant Nymph (Original Soundtrack) Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 The Sea Hawk: The Classic Film Scores of Erich Wolfgang Korngold Korngold; National Philharmonic Orchestra, Charles Gerhardt 1
2004 Erich Korngold: Adventures of Robin Hood Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1
From the Operas Erich Wolfgang Korngold 1

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