Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was an Austrian composer and conductor who, having lost his Austrian nationality, adopted US citizenship. A child prodigy, he became one of the most important and influential composers in Hollywood history.He was a noted pianist and composer of classical music, along with music for Hollywood films, and the first composer of international stature to write Hollywood scores.
Die tote Stadt (1984)
In 1920s Germany, Erich Korngold's work was considered “degenerate” and banned. Eventually, in 1934, he left for Hollywood. There, he made a name for himself as a film composer and only rarely wrote great works for the stage. Many of his quite successful operas, composed between 1913 and 1927, st...