Schweitzer’s and Korngold’s Homes

Around Vienna one will see busts and statues of many famous people. But off the beaten path are homes where famous people – and people who deserve to be even more famous than they are – once made their homes.   Obscured by bushes in the photo above is a plaque indicating that Erich Wolfgang [Read More...]

Glück das mir verblieb

The aria above is from Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s opera Die Tote Stadt. Korngold is one of my favorite composers, and so I’ve been looking for songs of his to learn. You will most often hear this sung nowadays by sopranos, such as Renee Fleming. But in the opera it is a duet, and it works [Read More...]

Immortality (Korngold)

From the song cycle Unvergänglichkeit op.27 by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, one of my favorite composers. Here is another YouTube video of the same song. [Read more...]

Korngold’s Violin Concerto

In the process of moving my blog to Patheos, a number of embedded videos were lost. And so there is apparently now no post on this blog which features one of my favorite pieces of music, Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s violin concerto. And so here it is, performed by Hilary Hahn, who will be coming to [Read More...]

Korngold – Sinfonietta

Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Sinfonietta, performed by the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He composed this work when he was 15 years old! [Read more...]

Erich Wolfgang Korngold – The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex Suite

Erich Wolfgang Korngold came to Hollywood from Vienna, bringing with him his own unique style born from a context shaped by Richard Strauss in particular. What you know as the typical sound of Hollywood film scores is in fact the style of Korngold. If you don’t know his music, you should! [Read more...]

Korngold – Passover Psalm

Erich Wolfgang Korngold is one of my favorite composers. Here is a piece that is rare inasmuch as he wrote little choral music and little religious music: his Passover Psalm, Op.30. [Read more...]


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