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"Music is music whether it is for the stage, rostrum or
cinema.
Form may change, the manner of writing may
vary, but the composer needs to make no concessions whatever to what he conceives to be his own
musical ideology ....."

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (interviewed in 1946)


Announcements in Brief

"Devotion" released on DVD for the first time!
see below

(posted 01 Mar 2011)

Korngold's String Quartet #3 World Premiere Date Uncovered!
Read Troy Dixon's Essay

(posted 15 Dec 2010)

The The Konrad Hopkins Memorial Korngold Fund is established.
(posted 16 Nov 2010)

Our Review of the Buenos Aires premiere of Violanta
(posted 16 Nov 2010)

NEW CD Featuring Korngold's op. 23, "Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand" - Details below.
(posted 26 Jan 2011)

Rudolph Ganz performs Korngold' Piano Sonata #2, mvts 1 & 2
(posted 01 Feb 2011)

The Doric Quartet receives FonoForum's "CD of the Month" Award
(posted 01 Feb 2011 - see our "CD Releases" page)

Premiere Recording: "Tänzchen im alten Stil" - Details below.
(posted 27 Feb 2011)

Benjamin Schmid & the Australian Chamber Orchestra on tour in Australia featuring
Korngold's Symphonic Serenade in B flat major, Op.39: Lento Religioso
Details forthcoming (posted 01 Feb 2011)

See below for additional Events, new CD Releases, and more.

Editorial
As we undergo the transition to a new website editor, we would like to thank Eleftherios Neroulias for founding and creating this website, and for his years of service as its first and longtime editor. His efforts have been very much appreciated, and his help will be missed.

- Troy Dixon, Bernhard Vischer, and Brendan G. Carroll (July 2010)

Eleftherios (Outgoing Editor): editor@korngold-society.org

Troy Dixon (Incoming Editor): (asst. editor)

Bernhard Vischer (Chief Website Sponsor)

"We contiue to thank Mr. Bernhard Vischer for his financial support of this website."
Troy Dixon & Elefherios Neroulias (editors)


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Congratulations!
 

Emily Reeves, age 17, recently took 1st Place at the 32nd Annual Black Hills Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition (Senior Division).

She will perform the first movement of Korngold's Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35, with the Black Hills Symphony Orchestra on 05 March 2011 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, South Dakota, USA. [Details]

Emily has studied violin with Mrs. Charlene Savot since age four, and was honored to be seated as concertmaster at South Dakota's All-State Orchestra in both 2009 and 2010, and as concertmaster of South Dakota's J. Laiten Weed Honors Orchestra in 2010. She is concertmaster and co-president of Rapid City Central High School's chamber orchestra, an orchestra that is one of an elite few that will be competing at the ASTA convention in Kansas City, Missouri in mid March 2011.

The Korngold Society extends best wishes to Ms. Reeves for a fine performance.


Leeds International
Chamber Season 2010-11

Transfigured Night

Concerts begin 05 October 2010
and feature several works by Korngold

Click on the image
to download the pdf advert (3.5 MB)


Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, UK
Manchester Mid-day Concert

Wednesday 16-Mar-11, 1.10 p.m.

The Tippett Quartet
Korngold, String Quartet no. 3 (Op.34)
Dvořák, String Quartet no. 12 in F major,
"American", Op.96

Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR):
Henri le Boeuf Concert Hall, Brussels

Friday 1 & 3-Apr-11

National Orchestra of Belgium
Fauré, Pavane in F sharp minor, Op.50
Korngold, Violin Concerto, Op.35
Debussy, 3 Images pour Orchestre





 

Korngold’s Symphony in F sharp

coupled with the world premiere recording of

Tänzchen im alten Stil

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
John Storgårds conducting

released internationally on 26 April 2011

Tänzchen im alten Stil is an 8-minute piece written by Korngold while in his early twenties during military service in WWI. The work was given its world premiere performance in 2007 in Jyväskylä, Finland, under the direction of John Storgårds, who on this CD conducts the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra.

Click here to visit to the Ondine webpage


Just Released!
 

Erich Wolfgang Korngold:
Suite for Two Violins, Cello and Piano Left Hand, op. 23

Kieren MacMillan:
Fantasy Variations on a Theme by Charpentier

link to Soundset.com

Our thanks to Jonathan Swartz for informing us about this new release. A wonderful performance of the opus 23 Suite, coupled with an attractive new work by Kieren MacMillan.
 

For the first time on CD!

Rudolph Ganz's piano roll performances of two movements from Korngold's Piano Sonata #2.

Available from www.guildmusic.com

Link to Guild Music Details

   

Reissued - the classic Charles Gerhardt / National Philharmonic film score recordings.

Sony has reissued the classic 1970's recordings of Korngold's film scores by Charles Gerhardt and the National Philharmonic Orchestra. "The Sea Hawk" and "Captain Blood" available now; other recordings coming soon.

Film Score Monthy Online Review

Audiophile Audition Review



See our new "CD Releases" page
for many other recent recording releases.


The historic 1951 broadcast of Korngold's "Die stumme Serenade", Opus 36 is now available for purchase on CD from two different sources.

"The Silent Seranade"

Comedy with music in two acts with a scenic overture, composed between 1946 and 1950. Based on an idea by Raoul Auernheimer, revised by Rudolph Lothar; English book by Victor Clement; Lyrics by Bert Reisfeld and William Okie; German version by Raoul Auernheimer.

First performance:
26 March 1952 on Radio Vienna.

 


See the list of Korngold compositions performed at
the Proms Concerts


See our updated "Books" page
for a listing of bibliographical references.


 

NEW RELEASE -- FIRST TIME ON DVD!

From the Warner Bros. ARCHIVE Collection

Devotion (1946)

Starring:
Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid
Olivia De Havilland, Sydney Greenstreet

Music by : Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Details

Available in the U.S. only
   

NEW RELEASE -- FIRST TIME ON DVD!

From the Warner Bros. ARCHIVE Collection

Between Two Worlds (1944)

Starring:
John Garfield, Paul Henreid
Sydney Greenstreet, Eleanor Parker

Music by : Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Details

Available in the U.S. only
   


*E.W.Korngold forums 
(Ask your questions, make your comments)
  

Our new References page
"...The critics want to damn something or throw it to heaven, fairly or
unfairly: [yet] the public will always be the last judge that determines the
death or life of a work. And the Munich public had decided in favor of
Korngold, in an unequivocal manner, with a true emotional outburst that
neither made, nor was the expression of, a cold courteousness." - Dr. Hugo
Strelitzer, 1955
See the full letter from Hugo Strelitzer to Eric Zeisl



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Korngold's works on
upcoming performances in Stuttgart
with Stuttgarter Philharmonikern

pdf catalog

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Article: “A Major Revival: Erich W. Korngold’s Die tote Stadt” Troy O. Dixon
Read the special introduction for the Opera programme written by Mr. Brendan CarrollCD review: “The Sea Hawk” & “Devotion” – Complete Scores, Troy Dixon

Photo album: Korngold's houses

Interview: with soprano Mrs. Angela Denoke



For the first time on DVD! Digitally restored from the beautifully preserved nitrate camera negative in the Warner Archives, to its original 1935 "Roadshow Version" length, that will include the Overture, Intermission and Exit music, this first DVD release includes the first ever commercial release of the short film 'A Dream Comes True' (1936) that features the only known footage of Erich Wolfgang Korngold playing the piano! Release date: August 14.
details

 


Sign online petition to reprint Brendan G. Carroll's book:
Erich Wolfgang Korngold "THE LAST PRODIGY"
(AMADEUS PRESS) at http://www.petition on line


Interview: with soprano Mrs. Angela Denoke
Interview: With artist Melanie Marie Kreuzhof
Article: A major revival "Die Tote Stadt" by Troy dixon
Introduction: for the opera programme by Brendan G. Carroll

Interview: with conductor Michael Horstmann
Article:  "Korngold returns to Austria" by Troy Dixon 
Interview: with Brendan G. Carroll (Korngold's biographer)
Interview: with Bill Wrobel (Researcher in Film music)
Interview: with Jessica Duchen (Korngold's biographer)
Interview: with  Helen Korngold (Korngold's daughter in law)
Interview: with Ralph Wells
Interview: with conductor Diefried Bernet
Music analysis: "Beim Grossmutterchen" by Troy Dixon
Article: Classical music  hideout? it's in  Hollywood 
Article: "Die tote Stadt" doesn't measure up 

 






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Mr. John Anastasiadis
and Mrs. Manto Diamantopoulou for their support  
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