KORNGOLD Erich Wolfgang - Autograph Musical Manuscript unsigned
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD (1897-1957)
Autograph Musical Manuscript (unsigned), “Drei Generationen”, annotated as “Enkel” (grandson), “Sohn” (son) and “Vater” (father).
1 page folio page, n.p., n.d.
An attractive piece. The fourteen bars of music were written by Korngold during his time in America. Korngold moved to the United States in 1934, at the invitation of Max Reinhardt who was planning his film version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Korngold had adapted Mendelssohn’s music for the stage version of the play in Vienna. Korngold was already a noted classical and operatic composer in his native Austria, but the move to Hollywood led him to work on film scores, where he gained fame as one of the great pioneers of modern film music.
There are minor tears at the top and bottom centre folds, and a portion at the lower right has been torn away, as seen on the illustration.
Provenance: by descent through the family.
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