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Composer: Korngold, Erich Wolfgang (1897-1957)

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Year of birth1897
Year of death1957
NationalityCzech Republic
Period20th century
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BerlinDie tote Stadt (The Dead City)New production

© Jan Windszus Photography
Korngold: Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
Ainārs Rubiķis; Robert Carsen; Komische Oper Berlin; Michael Levine; Petra Reinhardt; Chor der Komischen Oper Berlin; Orchester der Komischen Oper Berlin

OxfordStockholm to Vienna: Camilla Tilling & Paul Rivinius

Stockholm to Vienna: Camilla Tilling & Paul Rivinius
Mahler, Schoenberg, Korngold, Linde, Stenhammar, Sibelius
Camilla Tilling; Paul Rivinius

OsakaThe 229th Subscription Concert

The 229th Subscription Concert
Bach, Strauss R., Korngold, Mozart
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra; Kimbo Ishii

HoustonTchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

Herrmann, Tchaikovsky, Korngold
Houston Symphony; Fabien Gabel; Karen Gomyo

ViennaEnsembleematinee im Mahler-Saal 2

Gounod, Korngold, Mozart, Mahler, Strauss R., Rachmaninov, Wagner, Puccini, Strauss II, Martin
Szilvia Vörös; Lukhanyo Moyake; Thomas Lausmann
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Jonas Kaufmann sings the Four Last Songs in recital at the Barbican

Jonas Kaufmann © Mark Allan | Barbican
Kaufmann’s magnificent instrument was not seen at its best in songs by Strauss, but there was pleasure from his clear artistry and the interesting orchestral pieces played by the BBCSO.
***11
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Nostalgia and neurosis as Die tote Stadt returns to the Semperoper after nearly a century

Christoph Pohl (Frank/Fritz) and Manuela Uhl (Marietta) © David Baltzer
In a score that can be a Technicolor wallow, Jurowski’s sure sense of dramatic pulse and balance, encompassed the brash dance rhythms, religious grandeur, vivid tone painting and the extremes of dissonance.
*****
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
*****
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Miracle in a wasteland: Das Wunder der Heliane

Das Wunder der Heliane © Annemie Augustijns
At its local Antwerp première, David Bösch’s new production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s Das Wunder der Heliane makes it the only house ever to have mounted twice.
*****
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Prom 18: Pirates, sirens and Sinbad's ship

James Gaffigan © Daniela Kienzler
The BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus conducted by James Gaffigan, with two stellar soprano soloists, deliver a maritime-themed programme of pieces by Korngold, Anders Hillborg and Rimsky-Korsakov.
***11
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