In 1920, composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was attacked by Vienna’s music critics for a symphonic work they called “too modern” and “too difficult.”
So, he must have found it particularly satisfying when—two decades later—he won the Oscar for his score to The Adventures of Robin Hood—which recycled much of that forgotten earlier work.
The story behind that is movie material itself—a series of dramatic turnabouts, with an unforgettable cast of characters, from Hollywood bigwigs to Nazi storm troopers.
|Korngold: The Adventures Of Robin Hood||Moscow Symphony Orchestra, William Stromberg||Naxos 8.225268||0636943526828|
|Korngold - Orchestral Works Vol. 2 [for Symphonic Overture "Sursum Corda"]||Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra, Werner Albert||CPO 999150||761203915026|
|Sursum Corda & Sinfonietta||BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Matthias Bamert||Chandos CHAN 9317||095115931721