The Blockbusters and the Bombs
Miklos Rozsa (1907-1995) and Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Donald Macleod explores the music of two composers who provided the soundtrack to Hollywood's Golden Age.
3/5. The Blockbusters and the Bombs
Two Hollywood careers were born. A half-finished film sent Rozsa from London to Los Angeles, while Korngold saved his family from the gas chamber with the help of Robin Hood. Alfred Hitchcock, Errol Flynn and the theremin pop up along the way.
Korngold: No Father, No Mother, No Name; In the Forest (Anthony Adverse)
Charles Gerhardt (conductor)
Korngold: Soundtrack to Robin Hood (excerpts)
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
John Mauceri (conductor)
Korngold: Sursum Corda (excerpt)
Matthias Bamert (conductor)
Korngold: Robin's Escape from Nottingham Castle (Robin Hood)
Moscow Symphony Orchestra
William Stromberg (conductor)
Korngold: Soundtrack to The Sea Hawk (excerpts)
Utah Symphony Orchestra
Varujan Kojian (conductor)
Rozsa: Soundtrack to Spellbound (excerpts)
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Allan Wilson (conductor).