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Korngold and his world

Author: Daniel Goldmark; Kevin Karnes
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: The bard music festival
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) was the last compositional prodigy to emerge from the Austro-German tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn. While his auspicious career in the early 1900s spanned chamber music, opera, and musical theater, his decision to score Warner Bros.' cinematic adaptation of A midsummer night's dream in 1935 - what must have seemed like a lark at the time - turned out to be a career-defining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Korngold and his world
Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1106368695
Named Person: Erich Wolfgang Korngold; Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Goldmark; Kevin Karnes
ISBN: 0691198292 9780691198293 0691198284 9780691198286
OCLC Number: 1089571882
Description: xvi, 329 pages : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Permissions and credits --
Essays --
Korngold father and son in Vienna's prewar public eye / David Brodbeck ; "You must return to life": notes on the reception of Das Wunder der Heliane and Jonny spielt auf / Charles Youmans ; Acoustic space, modern interiority, and Korngold's cities / Sherry Lee and Sadie Menicanin ; Korngold and Jewish identity in concert / Lily E. Hirsch ; New opportunities in film: Korngold and Warner Bros. / Ben Winters ; "The caverns of the human mind are full of strange shadows": disability representation, Henry Bellamann, and Korngold's musical subtexts in the score for Kings row / Neil Lerner ; American and Austrian ruins in Korngold's symphony in F-sharp / Amy Lynn Wlodarski --
Documents --
Recollections of Zemlinsky from my years of study / Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; translated by Elisabeth Staak and David Brodbeck ; introduced and annotated by David Brodbeck ; Notes for an interview / Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; translated by Elisabeth Staak ; edited and introduced by Kevin C. Karnes ; A farewell to Vienna / Luzi Korngold ; translated by Elisabeth Staak ; introduced by Kevin C. Karnes ; Composing for the pictures: an interview / introduced by Daniel Goldmark ; "Give up your plans of coming home" : letters of a Viennese father to his son / Julius Korngold ; translated by Elisabeth Staak ; introduced by Bryan Gilliam ; edited and annotated by Kevin C. Karnes ; Some experiences in film music / Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; edited and introduced by Daniel Goldmark ; Faith in music! / Erich Wolfgang Korngold ; introduced by Kevin C. Karnes --
Coda --
Before and after Auschwitz : Korngold and the art and politics of the twentieth century / Leon Botstein --
Index --
Notes on contributors.
Series Title: The bard music festival
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Goldmark and Kevin C. Karnes.

Abstract:

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) was the last compositional prodigy to emerge from the Austro-German tradition of Mozart and Mendelssohn. While his auspicious career in the early 1900s spanned chamber music, opera, and musical theater, his decision to score Warner Bros.' cinematic adaptation of A midsummer night's dream in 1935 - what must have seemed like a lark at the time - turned out to be a career-defining moment, as the hostilities that led to World War II prompted Korngold's move to Hollywood, where he remained until the end of his life. Lauded in his youth by everyone from Mahler to Puccini, Korngold is best known today for the Hollywood films he scored between 1935 and 1956, despite his attempts to reconnect with Europe's concert scene after the war. In his story, we see a struggle to reconcile the musical language of his Viennese upbringing with American popular song and cinema, and his efforts to adapt to a new life after wartime emigration. Korngold and his world provides a substantial reassessment of Korngold's life and accomplishments, including chapters on his operas and film scores, the critical reception of his music, and his place in the milieus of both the Old and the New Worlds. It includes numerous historical documents, some of which are previously unpublished - including essays by the composer as well as memoirs by his father, the renowned music critic Julius Korngold, and by his wife, Luzi Korngold, most of which are presented here for the first time in English translation.

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"In addition to 'Heliane,' . . . Bard is taking a two-week deep dive into Korngold's broader catalog as well . . . . Tying the programs together is a new collection of scholarship, Korngold and His Read more...

 
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