Erich Wolfgang Korngold May 29, — November 29, was an Austrian-born composer and conductor.
A child prodigy, he became one of the most important and influential composers in the erik of Hollywood. In he conducted the Hamburg Opera. By he was a professor of music at Vienna State Academy.
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At the request of director Max Reinhardtand due to the rise of the Nazi regimeKorngold moved to the U. He subsequently wrote scores for such films as Captain Bloodwhich helped boost the career of its starring newcomer, Errol Flynn. Overall, he wrote the score for 16 Hollywood films, receiving two more nominations. Along with Max Steiner and Alfred Newmanhe is one of fucken bitches xxx photo founders of film music.
Although his late classical Romantic compositions were no longer as popular when he died inhis music underwent a resurgence of interest in the s beginning with the release of the RCA Red Seal album The Sea Hawk: This album was hugely popular and ignited interest in other erik music of his and other composers korngold Steiner korngold in his concert music, erik often incorporated popular themes from his film scores a good example being the Violin Concerto in D, Op.
A child prodigy living in ViennaErich could play four-hand korngold arrangements alongside his father at age five.
He was also able to reproduce any melody he heard on the piano, along with playing complete and elaborate chords. By age seven, he was writing original music.