Jessica Duchen's Classical Music Blog. Music and writing in London, UK.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Anniversary joy: Korngold plays Korngold
It's Korngold's birthday (118) and how better to celebrate than listening to him play his own music? This is the 'Pierrot Tanzlied' from his most popular opera, Die tote Stadt, recorded in 1951 during the composer's optimistic yet short-lived attempt to return to Vienna after more than a decade of exile in Hollywood. He makes the piano sound like a couple of full orchestras. Enjoy.