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1997The Spirit Of Korngold Lives!19970802

1927: the name Erich Wolfgang Korngold is on everyone's lips across Europe - a Wunderkind to rival Mozart and a composer of heady hit operas. 1947: Korngold is all but forgotten, heard only on movie soundtracks. 1997: Korngold surges back into the history books and concert halls and onto CDs. David Huckvale profiles the last great Romantic all-rounder, with contributions from family members, screen and stage colleagues Olivia de Havilland and Marta Eggerth, conductors Charles Gerhardt and Leonard Slatkin, and biographers Brendan Carroll and Jessica Duchen.