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ENRICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

An Austro-Hungarian film and romantic music composer.

While his compositional style was considered well out of vogue at the time he died, his music has more recently undergone a reevaluation and a gradual reawakening of interest.

Along with such composers as Max Steiner and Alfred Newman, he is considered one of the founders of film music.

Korngold won the Academy Award for his score to The Adventures of Robin Hood in 1938, widely considered one of the greatest scores ever written.

His score to Robin Hood was ranked by the American Film Institute as the eleventh greatest American film score of all time.

He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for the film, and was later nominated for The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939) and The Sea Hawk (1940).

Korngold died in North Hollywood on November 29, 1957 and was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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