George Wolfgang Korngold

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George Wolfgang Korngold

German: Georg Wolfgang Korngold
Birthplace: Wien, Wien, Austria
Death: November 25, 1987 (58)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Place of Burial: Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Luise Korngold
Husband of Private
Ex-husband of Monika Heman (Selzer)
Father of Gary Korngold and Leslie Korngold
Brother of Ernst Werner Korngold

Occupation: Record Producer, Music Editor and producer active within the film industry
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About George Wolfgang Korngold

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George Korngold was a prominent record producer as well as a music editor and producer active within the film industry. He was the younger son of Austrian composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

George's father first went to Hollywood in 1934 to work on the Max Reinhardt production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and travelled to and from Vienna for the next several years. During this time, George remained in Vienna: it was not until 1938 and the family's decisive move from that city that George arrived in the United States with his parents.

Reports that George Korngold attended the Vienna Academy of Music are thus mysterious: at the time he left Vienna, he was not yet ten years old. However, since Erich Korngold taught at the Academy throughout the early 1930s, it is thought possible that the young boy was permitted to be present in classes.

As a record producer, George Korgold was much involved with film music, in the 1970s co-producing (with Charles Gerhardt) the 14-volume Classic Film Scores Series for RCA Records. He also produced a series of 'landmark' recordings of his father's works, including the operas Die Tote Stadt (for RCA) and Violanta (for CBS) and a disc of the First and Third String Quartets (for RCA; played by the Chilingirian Quartet). In 1979, he produced one of the first digital audio recordings, for Chalfont Records; it was the first commercial release of his father's Kings Row, Charles Gerhardt coducting.

In Hollywood, George Korngold worked as a music editor on a number of high-profile films, including the big-budget The Fall of the Roman Empire (1964), Fedora (1978), The Fury (1978) and Outland (1981).

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George Wolfgang Korngold's Timeline

December 17, 1928
Wien, Wien, Austria
November 25, 1987
Age 58
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States