This page lists all recordings of Schauspiel Overture, Op. 4, by Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) on CD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Korngold - Violin Concerto
Orquesta Sinfónica de Mineria, Carlos Miguel Prieto
Much admired today as a pioneer of film music, Erich Korngold was a precociously talented composer of concert and chamber music, opera and stage works, as his Schauspiel Overture, written when he was only fourteen, shows.
The phenomenal success of his Violin Concerto, an ultra-romantic masterpiece drawing themes from his scores for the films Another Dawn, Anthony Adverse and The Prince and the Pauper, has overshadowed much of his other music.
Korngold’s Much Ado About Nothing Suite has remained popular for its expressivity, humour and robust good spirits.
“This performance by Philippe Quint and the Mexican orchestra relishes its full-blooded lyricism and the finale’s energy.” The Telegraph, 10th June 2009 ****
“Quint's performance rivals even Heifetz. His range of tone is subtle in its extreme contrasts, his phrasing is warmly expressive without ever tipping over into sentimentality or self-indulgence, and his sparkling performance of the finale matches his achievement in the lyrical movements. ...equally compelling is the playing of the Mexican orchestra under Carlos Miguel Prieto, another rising young star.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2009
“Philippe Quint… has produced one of the most persuasive and empathetic recordings of the Korngold Violin Concerto in the catalogue. His seductive tone captivates from the first note, his quicksilver virtuosity suits the piece to perfection, and he gives the work precisely the shaded, bittersweet magic it deserves.” BBC Music Magazine, October 2009 ****
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“The BBC Philharmonic under Matthias Bamert give an altogether excellent account of these scores and are recorded with remarkable realism.” Classic FM Magazine
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Korngold - Orchestral Works Volumes 1-4
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold: The Piano Music
Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor
Don Quixote - six character pieces after Cervantes
Piano Sonata No. 2 in E major, Op. 2
Märchenbilder (Fairytale Pictures), Op. 3
Four Waltzes For Piano (1911)
4 Little Caricatures for Children and Op. 19
Was Der Wald Erzählt (What The Woods Tell Me)
Das Wunder der Heliane, Op. 20: Intermezzo
Piano Trio in D major, Op. 1
Ring of Polykrates (selection)
arr. L. Ruffin
Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11: suite for piano
Die Tote Stadt, Op. 12 - 'Schach Brugge!'
Tales of Strauss, Op. 21
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 25
Schauspiel Overture, Op. 4
Die Tote Stadt, Op. 12 - Große Fantasie
From precocious child through to acclaimed Hollywood film composer, Korngold's career never ran quite true to form. Although hailed as a true child prodigy by Strauss and Mahler, his true promise as a composer of varied and substantial works was never quite fulfilled. However, from his earliest works, Korngold wrote highly personal and astoundingly virtuosic music for the piano. Here the piano works are collected together for the first time, including a number of world premiere recordings.
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