Monday, 5 April 2010

Eleven year old's opera premieres in Vienna

Eleven-year-old Erich Korngold wrote Der Schneeman, which was premiered this month 100 years ago in a version for two pianos and dancers. Aged 13, he played one of the pianos. It caught the attention of the Emperor Franz Josef who ordered a fully orchestrated version to be created for the Hofopernhaus. where it was played by the Vienna Philharmonic in October 1910   Read more HERE

and below
a snippet
from an even earlier Korngold piece written aged 6 !

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