Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897–1957): Prodigy, Refugee, Film Score Pioneer (Remote)

Larry Josefovitz
Cantor, Instructor of Lifelong Learning
Mondays, November 1 - 22
1-2:30 p.m. ET

The son of Vienna’s most prominent music critic, Erich Korngold was a prodigy in line with Mozart and Mendelssohn. His precocious early works defied his age. Max Rheinhardt brought him to Hollywood to score his 1935 film of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream. Endangered by the Anschluss on his return to Vienna, he was saved by a telegram from Jack Warner, inviting him to score the film Robin Hood. Korngold escaped with his family and spent the war years scoring 16 films, winning two Oscars. Although his work fell out of style after the war, his musical reputation was renewed beginning in the 1970’s, led by his son, record producer George Korngold. This course will survey his contributions to opera and vocal music

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