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by brendan g carroll
Sat Nov 18, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Questions regarding E.W.Korngold
Topic: Korngold is a myth ?
Replies: 4
Views: 12327

Korngold's reputation

Your post raises an interesting question and perhaps draws attention not merely to the lack of information on Korngold in 1993 but the fact that in France, he was virtually ignored, for decades. Tote Stadt did not receive its French premiere until just before the turn of the 20th century, in Strasbo...
by brendan g carroll
Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Questions regarding E.W.Korngold
Topic: Song to Queen sung by Dona Maria in The Sea Hawk
Replies: 2
Views: 10090

Sea HAWK song

This is indeed by Korngold and is called "Old Spanish Song" and, as is very well known (as noted in all modern recordings of the score and in my book), it was published exactly as it appears in the film (with lyrics by Howard Koch) in Korngold's Opus 38 collection (1948).
by brendan g carroll
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: tote Stadt TV recording
Replies: 12
Views: 19591

Dear God....I have no idea where that review is after almost a decade but if I find it, I'll send it along.
by brendan g carroll
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: NEW RELEASE from Tsunami: Juarez/Prince & the Pauper
Replies: 13
Views: 21483

Thankyou for your post. I agree wholeheartedly. I was intrigued by the remarks made about Prince & the Pauper because George Korngold definitely had high res tape copies of the original optical stems (from the nitrate originals) in his collection. The fact that this CD omits the delicious end titles...
by brendan g carroll
Tue Sep 12, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: Naxos-Release "The Sea Hawk"
Replies: 44
Views: 56633

Sea Hawk

I believe it is scheduled for a Christmas release.
by brendan g carroll
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:26 am
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: tote Stadt TV recording
Replies: 12
Views: 19591

I was only at KIEL, but I enjoyed it very much indeed! One of the best interpretations I have seen. Perhaps you saw my glowing review in OPERA NOW at the time
by brendan g carroll
Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Questions regarding E.W.Korngold
Topic: Korngold's "decision" to focus on film music durin
Replies: 3
Views: 10962

Tricky question Bob. The short answer is that Korngold never really verbalised his reasons, except in a letter to a friend when he once observed pithily "Why write music in times likes these?". I think the most likely answer is artistic depression. Korngold was profoundly depressed by WW2 and often ...
by brendan g carroll
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: tote Stadt TV recording
Replies: 12
Views: 19591

Tote Stadt

I, too, was at the 1983 premiere, accompanying Korngold's family. In spite of its excesses (including a madonna with a crown of neon lightbulbs) it was the first really great success in Europe for Korngold's opera, since before WW2. I did not know that Dutch TV recorded a performance of the recent p...
by brendan g carroll
Sun Sep 03, 2006 6:26 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: tote Stadt TV recording
Replies: 12
Views: 19591

Video Clip

By chance, I found that someone has loaded the final scene of the Goetz Friedrich telecast on YOU TUBE

The link is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWz1a-A1rls

Paste into your browswer and enjoy!
by brendan g carroll
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:15 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: POLL: Which OST would you like to have on CD ?
Replies: 5
Views: 9625

Magic Fire

I should say that Korngold did nothing to Wagner other than edit the scores. His piano playing of Wagner on the soundtrack however, is one of the most astonishing examples of orchestral transcription I have ever heard...
by brendan g carroll
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: tote Stadt TV recording
Replies: 12
Views: 19591

Tote Stadt

In brief, the 1983 version is still unreleased. Amsterdam did not record it for TV, and neither did ORF in Vienna.
So no TV planned at all sadly.

The only other DTS next year is on April 1 in Toronto (concert perf. only)
by brendan g carroll
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:07 pm
Forum: Questions regarding E.W.Korngold
Topic: Kings Row & Star Wars
Replies: 11
Views: 29436

Plagiarism

No charges were ever made because Mr Williams has freely admitted his debt to Korngold on many occasions & conducted his music in concert, and he was a good friend of George Korngold, who even produced albums with Charles Gerhardt of the film music (e.g. CLOSE ENCOUNTERS, EMPIRE STRIKES BACK etc). A...
by brendan g carroll
Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:45 am
Forum: Questions regarding E.W.Korngold
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 7646

I do remember you

Hi Bob Yes I recall our chat with much pleasure - I rarely forget anything. I always wondered whatever became of you. Too bad about your thesis. Well, I hope you will feel moved to make use of your materials. Why not write something for this website? I am sure the Editors would appreciate a consider...
by brendan g carroll
Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:56 pm
Forum: Recordings (CD's, DVD's)
Topic: Recording session dates needed
Replies: 3
Views: 9412

I can only help with a couple:

The String Quartets were recorded by the Chilingiririan in London in August 1977

The FACET ROBIN HOOD is from the live radio broadcast on May 11 1938 (as noted in my book)

A colleague in Germany may have the rest, and I will ask. Why is it so important?
by brendan g carroll
Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Questions regarding E.W.Korngold
Topic: Everything Maria Jeritza
Replies: 3
Views: 10725

Jeritza

Her archive was auctioned after her death and scattered accross the globe. There is no Jeritza society as far as I know, though an exhibition is supposedly being planned in Brno where she was born. If it occurs, I'll post details here, in advance. Otherwise there is no central source, sorry.