Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Born: 1897
Died: 1957

One of the most highly-regarded and influential composers in the history of film music. His concert works, particularly his Violin Concerto, also continue to prove hugely popular with musicians and audiences.

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Three pioneers of film music: Shostakovich, Korngold and Copland

Among the many concert hall composers seduced by cinema were Shostakovich, Korngold and Copland. Yet each brought an individual outlook and had very different experiences, relates Andrew Farach-Colton... Read more

Classics reconsidered: Heifetz's recording of Korngold's Violin Concerto

Jeremy Nicholas and Rob Cowan discuss the world-premiere recording of Erich Korngold’s Violin Concerto with Jascha Heifetz from 1953... Read more

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