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Interview with E. W. Korngold from ETUDE, January 1937

Postby eleftherios » Wed Dec 22, 2004 7:34 pm

"COMPOSING FOR THE PICTURES"
An Early Interview with E. W. Korngold (from ETUDE Magazine, January 1937)


A very interesting article. Please follow the link:
http://users3.ev1.net/~wbthomp/korngold ... -1937.html
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Korngold interview

Postby WilliamDMcCrum » Wed Mar 16, 2005 7:18 pm

Fascinating interview which I hadn't seen before. It's intriguing that 'foxtrots' seems to have been the prevailing denigratory phrase for what composers shouldn't do! Miklos Rozsa also nearly passed up on a great film career because he wasn't 'interested in writing foxtrots'.

Korngold isn't here rubbishing film-music, nor is he implying that it has no value ... on the CONTRARY he is warning that a film score CAN contain a composer's BEST material ... but perhaps wasted. As time dissolves less significant prejudices and nuances that distinction will someday disappear.
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