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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

1897 - 1957

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was an Austrian-born American composer and conductor. 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.When he was 11, his ballet Der Schneemann (The Snowman), became a sensation in Vienna, followed by his Second Piano Sonata, which he wrote at age 13, played throughout Europe by Artur Schnabel. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich Wolfgang Korngold has received more than 675,939 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Erich Wolfgang Korngold is the 230th most popular composer (up from 262nd in 2019), the 106th most popular biography from Czechia (up from 254th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Czech Composer.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold is most famous for composing the music for the 1942 film, "The Adventures of Robin Hood."

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Among composers, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 230 out of 1,216Before him are Anton Reicha, Lili Boulanger, Riccardo Broschi, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Franz Xaver Süssmayr, and Pierre Schaeffer. After him are Engelbert Humperdinck, Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Otto Nicolai, Duchess Maria Antonia of Bavaria, Niels Gade, and Giacomo Carissimi.

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Among people born in 1897, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 43Before him are Kirill Meretskov, Paul Delvaux, Margaret Mahler, Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Vlado Chernozemski, and Joseph Berchtold. After him are Gershom Scholem, Leonid Govorov, Vasily Sokolovsky, Emil Maurice, Herbert Gille, and Dmitry Pavlov. Among people deceased in 1957, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 36Before him are Heinrich Hoffmann, Jože Plečnik, Richard E. Byrd, V. Gordon Childe, Prince George of Greece and Denmark, and Maurice Garin. After him are Beniamino Gigli, José Leandro Andrade, James Brendan Connolly, Erich Auerbach, Johnny Torrio, and Aga Khan III.

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In Czechia

Among people born in Czechia, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 106 out of 973Before him are Martina Navratilova (1956), Anton Reicha (1770), Daniel Swarovski (1862), Stanislav Grof (1931), Vratislaus II of Bohemia (1035), and Mojmir I of Moravia (795). After him are Anne of Bohemia (1366), Prokop the Great (1380), Alfred Brendel (1931), Pavel Nedvěd (1972), Boleslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (915), and Jobst of Moravia (1351).

Among COMPOSERS In Czechia

Among composers born in Czechia, Erich Wolfgang Korngold ranks 10Before him are Leoš Janáček (1854), Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679), Johann Stamitz (1717), Bohuslav Martinů (1890), Josef Suk (1874), and Anton Reicha (1770). After him are Josef Mysliveček (1737), Eduard Hanslick (1825), Julius Fučík (1872), Franz Benda (1709), Ignaz Moscheles (1794), and Viktor Ullmann (1898).