Our "Research" page seeks to present examples of research projects about Korngold, his life and music. Not claiming to be exhaustive, items below are intended to showcase select research subjects that may be of interest to other investigators and Korngold fans.
Korngold's String Quartet #3 World Premiere Date Uncovered!
posted 15 Dec 2010)
Die tote Stadt, Munich, 1955 - A Triumph
"...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
Der Merker was an Austrian music journal, founded in 1909 by L. Havesi , edited by Richard Specht and Richard Batka. Its full title was Der Merker: Österreichische Zeitschrift für Musik und Theater (The Informer [or Critic]: Austrian Newspaper for Music and Theater). It continued publication to 1922, thirteen volumes in all, and contained articles by many critics and writers of the day. Its publication coincided perfectly with Korngold's rise to fame, and thus contains many articles about him and his music. We have found electronic copies of many of the issues, and have culled and condensed the Korngold-related material. Translations from the original German are not presently available.
Der Merker, 10.April 1910
Der Merker, 10.Oktober 1910
Page last updated February 2016