The Korngolds Exhibition

The Korngolds

Hardly any family reflects the Viennese music life at the beginning of the 20th century better than the Korngolds. The father Julius Korngold was one of the mightiest and most feared critics of his time. He was engaged by Theodor Herzl as successor of Eduard Hanslick as music critic for the then most important German-language newspaper, the Neue Freie Presse. His son Erich Wolfgang however was a musical child prodigy, oftenly compared with Mozart. Works as the opera Die Tote Stadt (The Dead City) belong to the most performed pieces of his time.