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Korngold: autographed music quotations

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:31 am
by Dennis Miller
Hello all,

This 1933 autograph recently appeared on eBay:


Would anyone care to identify or comment upon the musical quotations Korngold chose? Is there a thread common to all four of them?

Many thanks,

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:52 pm
by hal_jackson
These look like quotations from his operas. The first says "Ring des Polykrates" to the right, the second is the Violanta chord from "Violanta".

The third I recognize outright from DIE TOTE STADT (Gluck, was mir verblieb), and the fourth says "Heliane" to the right of it.