Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Composer, Conductor
Renowned musical prodigy and classical composer who scored theatrical productions for Max Reinhardt before beginning his brief but memorable film career. In the US from the late 1920s, Korngold worked almost exclusively ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1897

Filmography

Music (25)

A Late Quartet 2012 (Movie)

("Marietta's Song From Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City)") (Song)

I Love You, Beth Cooper 2009 (Movie)

("The Battle, The Duel, The Victory") (Song)

The Majestic 2001 (Movie)

Score Composer("Sand Pirates of the Sahara") (Composer)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

("Gluck Das Mir Verblieb (from the opera 'Die Tote Stadt')") (Music Conductor)

The Big Lebowski 1998 (Movie)

(Music)

Gil Shaham: Violin 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Music

Hollywood Sound 1994 (Movie)

music composer (Composer)

Mannequin Two: on the Move 1991 (Movie)

("The Sea Hawk") (Song)

Slaves of New York 1989 (Movie)

("Gluck Das Mir Verlieb" from "Die Tote Stadt") (Music)

Aria 1988 (Movie)

("Die Tote Stadt") (Music)

Kings Row 1940 (Movie)

(Music)

Juarez 1939 (Movie)

(Music)

The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 (Movie)

(Music)

Anthony Adverse 1935 (Movie)

(Music)

A Midsummer Night's Dream 1934 (Movie)

(Music Arranger)

Captain Blood 1934 (Movie)

music adaptation (Music)

Another Dawn (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Devotion (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Constant Nymph (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Green Pastures (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Prince and the Pauper (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Sea Hawk (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

The Sea Wolf (Movie)

(Composer (Music Score))

Biography

Renowned musical prodigy and classical composer who scored theatrical productions for Max Reinhardt before beginning his brief but memorable film career. In the US from the late 1920s, Korngold worked almost exclusively for Warner Bros. His rich, intricate compositions for films such as "Anthony Adverse" (1936) and "King's Row" (1941) were an important influence on the development of the Hollywood score.

Relationships

Julius Korngold

Father

George Korngold

Son
born in Vienna in 1928 died in November 1987

Luzi Korngold

Ex-Wife
Married until his death in 1957.

Milestones

1934

Worked on Rheinhardt's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" stage production in Hollywood

1929

First collaboration with Max Rheinhardt

1919

Conductor at the Hamburg Opera House

1908

Scored ballet "Der Schneeman"

1907

Composed cantata "Gold"

1901

Moved to Vienna

Lived in Vienna

Recognized as child prodigy

Bonus Trivia

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Despite providing the score for "Anthony Adverse", when the film was cited at the 1937 Academy Awards, Korngold did not receive the Oscar. Between 1934 and 1937, the award was bestowed on the studio's music department.

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One of six motion picture composers honored with a postage stamp in 1999

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