Sunday Bandstand 15 October 2023

Sunday Bandstand 15 October 2023

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (May 29, 1897 – November 29, 1957) was a Moravian-born American composer and conductor. A child prodigy, he became one of the most important and influential composers in Hollywood history. He was a noted pianist and composer of classical music, along with music for Hollywood films, and the first composer of international stature to write Hollywood scores

When he was 11, his ballet Der Schneemann (The Snowman), became a sensation in Vienna, followed by his Second Piano Sonata, which he wrote at age 13, which was played throughout Europe. His one-act operas Violanta and Der Ring des Polykrates were premiered in Munich in 1916. At 23, his opera Die tote Stadt (The Dead City) premiered in Hamburg and Cologne. In 1921 he conducted the Hamburg Opera. 

During the 1920s he re-orchestrated, re-arranged and nearly re-composed several operettas by Johann Strauss ll. By 1931 he was a professor of music at the Vienna State Academy.

In 1939, he wrote his Die Kathrin Op. 28 opera and it is the Letter Song from this opera we are featuring in this week's show. 

He lived in Los Angeles, not far from Warner Brothers Studio, where he worked. In October 1956 he suffered a severe stroke and although he partially recovered, he endured many physical and emotional difficulties before his death on November 29, at the age of 60, the following year.

Playlist 15 October 2023


Recording Details 

Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Opening for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010
Emerald Heritage - Jacob Vilhelm Larsen Nationale Jugend Brass Band Der Schweiz (Switzerland) MD: Corsin Tuor - 2022  'Nationa Youth Jugend Brass Band of Switzeland 2022 - CD - NYBBS - 2022 
Of Distant Memories - Edward Gregson Eikanger Bjorsvik Musikklag (Norway) MD: David King - 2015  'Norwegian National Championships (Elite Division)' - CD - Grong Music Production - 2015
Flowerdale - Philip Sparke Soprano Cornet Colin Clarke with the National Brass Band of New Zealand MD: Howard Taylor - 2009  'National Brass Band of New Zealand Limited Edition' - CD - NBBNWCD1 - 2009
Hymn To The Fallen from the film Saving Private Ryan - John Williams arr. Sandy Smith   Grimethorpe Colliery (UK Coal) Band MD: Richard Evans - 2005  'Grimethorpe in Concert Vol. 2' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ125 - 2005
Granada - Austin Lara  arr. Mark Freeh Cornet Soloist Jim Hayes with the Cooperative Funeral Care Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2013  'A Second From Midnight' - CD - World of Sound CD 051 - 2013
Little Suite for Brass No. 2 Op 93 -  1. Round 2. Cavatina 3. Galop - Sir Malcolm Arnold  Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band MD: Alan Fernie - 2017  'Starlight' -CD - World of Sound CD124 - 2017
This is the Day - John Rutter arr. Luc Vertommen Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs - 2019  'John Rutter Anthems, Hymns and Gloria' - CD - NAXOS 8.574130 - 2020
Far and Away - John Williams arr. Philip Harper  David Urquhart Travel Yorkshire Imperial Band MD: Alan Exley - 1996  'Far and Away' - CD - Polyphonic QPRL077D - 1996
High Peak - Eric Ball Cory Band MD: Philip Harper - 2019  'Cornerstones Vol. 1 - Landscapes' - CD - World of Brass DOYCD400 - 2019 
Die Kathrin Op 28: Letter Song - Erich Wolfgang Korngold Metropolitan Opera Brass (USA) MD: John Sheppard - 2010  'Waltzes , Songs and Festive Scenes' - CD - 
Valse Brilliante - Basil Windsor Cornet Soloist Graham Walker with the Yorkshire Imperial Metals Band MD: Trevor Walmsley DFC - 1970  'Imperial Brass' - Vinyl - Marble Arch Records ‎– MALS 1356 Stereo - Released July 14, 1970
Themes from the New World Symphony - Antonin Dvorak arr. Ray Steadman- Allen Cuyahoga Valley Brass Band (USA) MD: Dr. Keith Wilkinson - 2001  'Around the World' - CD - Marshall Arts production  CVBBCD 002 - 2001
Entry of the Gladiators - Julius Fucik arr. Gordon Langford Camborne Town Band MD: Derek Greenwood - 1995  'In Harmony' - CD - Paul Martyn Sound Productions PMSPCD 9514 - 1995
Back to the Future - Alain Silvestri / G.J.Green  Brass Band Burgermusik Luzern (Switzerland) MD: Ludwig Wicki - 1994  'Brass Cinema 2' - Obrasso Records 844 - 1994
Kirton 140 Celebration March - Philip Wilby Black Dyke Band MD: Dr. Nicholas Childs - 2011  'Essential Dyke Vol X' Doyen Recording DOY CD273' - 2011
Song for India - Rimsky Korsakov arr.Eric Wilson Euphonium Soloist Martin Smith accompanied by Pianist Catherine Milledge - 2022  'The Lyrical Euphonium' - CD - Ty Card Studios - 2022 - 
Ice Dance from Edward Scissorhands  - Danny Elfman arr. Chad Shoopman Brass Band of Central Florida (USA) MD: Chad Shoopman - 2014  'Brass Band of Central Florida '15th Anniversary' - CD - Doyen DOY CD347 - 2014
Montclair Citadel - Stephen Bulla  Black Dyke Band MD: Professor Nicholas Childs  - 2011  'World Class Marches of the Salvation Army - Festival Marches Vol 3' - CD - Doyen Recording DOY CD254 - 2011
Rhythm and Blues – Philip Sparke   Closing for weekly show Foden's Band MD: Michael Fowles - 2010  'Patrons' Choice III' - CD - Egon CD-SFZ154 - 2010

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