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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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Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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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 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)
 1956 Magic Fire (music adaptor) / (music supervisor)
 1955 Some of the Greatest (Short) (composer: stock music - 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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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
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Personal Quote:

[when encountering Bette Davis on the Warner lot after scoring the remake of "Of Human Bondage"] After twelve years some of the scenes in the old version seem a little ridiculous, but we, with our new version, are ten years ahead of time because we are ridiculous already. See more »

Trivia:

He disdained the thought of being regarded merely as a film composer. After leaving Warners in 1947, he returned to 'serious music'. Ironically, his popular Violin Concerto in D and a symphonic serenade with strings are among several later works made up almost entirely of movie themes. See more »

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