Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Date of Birth
May 29, 1897
Birth Place:
Brno, Moravia, Austria-Hungary

Biography

Erich Wolfgang Korngold's life bridged astonishing gaps in history and music, from the final two decades of Imperial Austria and the reign of Emperor Franz Josef, a time when Korngold himself was hailed as "a new Mozart," to Hollywood in the heyday of the studio system to the darkened era of postwar Europe. In Vienna during the teens and the 1920s, he symbolized the best of melodic, tonal music in...