Korngold conducting the Warner Brothers orchestra at a soundtrack recording session
"ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD" by Jessica Duchen (ISBN 714831557)
A beautifully produced book with many unusual pictures, printed on deluxe stock.
"THE COMPOSER IN HOLLYWOOD" by Christopher Palmer (ISBN 714529508 (paper) / 714528854 (cloth))
One of the nine chapters is devoted to Korngold and his film music. Palmer also wrote "Delius: Portrait of a Cosmopolitan".
(A Scarecrow Press Film Score Guide by Ben Winters) (ISBN 0810858886)
Luzi Korngold's book: Front
"DOUBLE LIVES: FILM COMPOSERS IN THE CONCERT HALL" - Includes an essay on Korngold by Korngold biographer Brendan G. Carroll
"KORNGOLD AND HIS WORLD" - the official book of the 2019 Bard Festival includes a number of interesting essays about Korngold and his music.
"Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Adventures of a
(A Portrait and Concert)
Arthaus 100-363 (Released April 2003)
This is an INDISPENSIBLE purchase
for all Korngold
The "Portrait" is a fine documentary about Korngold, with interviews,
archival recordings and several performances by Korngold
A special word of thanks to the Korngold family for making available
home movies, photographs, and audio tapes in their
The "Concert" includes complete performances of the Cello Concerto and
Violin Concerto, along with excerpts from other
Since DVD's often go out of print rather quickly, act soon to acquire
YouTube Video Link (58:50)
This is a BBC TV program which focuses on Korngold's score for the film "DECEPTION" and the Cello Concerto that figures in the film. Rare film clips and home movies of Korngold are included. There is also substantial material on Felix Slatkin, Eleanor Slatkin and the Hollywood String Quartet. The Cello Concerto is performed by Frederick Zlotkin with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin.
Features of interest relating to Korngold:
More information and reviews of this DVD (Amazon)
Review of the new Marco Polo CD release from "Music From the Movies" site
KORNGOLD AUDIO DOCUMENTARIES
Discoveries (written and narrated by Fred
"The Best of Erich Wolfgang Korngold" on Reel Music (WDAV)
KORNGOLD VIDEOS ON "YOUTUBE"
Wolfgang Korngold: A Retrospective" - 10 minute video overview of
Korngold's life and work
YouTube Channel has a lot of rare Korngold music! Check
it out - AND SUBSCRIBE!
Other Korngold videos:
Suite from "The
Adventures of Robin Hood" (BBC Proms 2013)
Suite from "The Sea
"Tomorrow" (Op. 33)
(Bonnie Snell Schindler, mezzo-soprano)
"The Sea Hawk" (RCA
LP of excerpts from Korngold film scores, conducted by Charles Gerhardt)
Symphonic Serenade: Part 1
2 Part 3
"Much Ado About
Sinfonietta, Op. 5
"De Ring des Polycrates"
"Das Wunder Der Heliane":
From "Give Us This Night" (1935) (featuring Jan Kiepura and Gladys Swarthout):
Korngold: A Selective Discography
An Early Interview with E. W. Korngold (from ETUDE Magazine, January 1937)
Quotations BY Korngold
"The False Myths and True Genius of Erich
Wolfgang Korngold" - Virtual Exhibition by Dr. Michael Haas
with audio files, photographs and fascinating information!
"Das Wunder Der Heliane" -
information from Dr. Michael Haas about Korngold's opera and the
productions over the years
International E.W. Korngold site
Erich W. Korngold Site
- Fan site including reviews, interviews,
articles and much more. (BROKEN LINK)
Korngold - Outstanding! Biography, works
bibliography, links, and discography, including reviews of the
Tsunami CD releases of the original soundtrack recordings conducted by
site - Discography with many images: covers of
videos, LPs and CDs, plus movie posters (BROKEN LINK)
"FILM MUSIC ON THE WEB" SITE - Excellent British site with extensive information on film music
featuring Korngold's music from "Composers Datebook" and other programs
Varese Sarabande Records - Issuer of many Korngold soundtrack CD's
Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Excellent 2 CD set of original soundtrack excerpts on Rhino
Screen Archives Entertainment - Good source for Korngold soundtrack CDs
TSUNAMI film soundtrack releases (Germany):
Farewell, Vienna! - Ralph Wells' live theatrical production about Korngold
Hollywood Sound - PBS television program about
KORNGOLD SHEET MUSIC:
KORNGOLD AUTOGRAPHS AND MEMORABILIA:
Specially bound in brown suede with gilt lettering on the front cover, and reading as follows: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD (positioned about 1/3 of the way down from the top) and MUSIC BY ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (positioned about 2" above the bottom edge). This unique copy was warmly inscribed to Jack Warner, head of Warner Bros. movie studio by the composer in 1938. Korngold has also handwritten four bars of music from the Robin Hood score above the inscription to Warner. The inscription - a deeply-felt expression of gratitude to Warner - reads as follows: " To Jack Warner, With deepest thanks for selling me and - - saving me! Merry Xmas and Happy New Year! Sincerely, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Hollywood 1938, 24 Dec."
This volume (which measures 10 1/4" X 12 5/8") contains 292 Multilith pages (purple ink) of music for the orchestral conductor, and is divided into the various segments and scenes within the movie. Each segment, theme, stinger, interlude, etc. is labeled with a title, for example: Main Title, The Banquet, Robin's Entrance, The Fight, The Chase of Robin Hood, The Battle, The Victory, Epilogue, etc. There are also four short pieces of music at the end of the volume composed just for the film's trailer. Every individual piece of music in the score has been timed with a stopwatch and the running time appears at the top of the first page of each composition.
POSTERS FROM "THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD" and "CAPTAIN BLOOD"
0 / 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9
KORNGOLD PIANO SCORES
Piano" (PF0623) - This 120 page collection includes
the following piano arrangements:
Steiner: Gone With The Wind - Suite
Korngold: The Adventures of Robin Hood - Suite
Korngold: Captain Blood - Suite
Korngold: Kings Row - Suite
J. Williams: Superman - Suite
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