Notes & Reviews:
The child prodigy Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) composed Die Todt Stadt to a libretto by Paul Schott (the name in point of fact a pseudonym for the composer and his father, Julius) in the late 1910s, its premier coming in 1920. Its success was tremendous but brief, making it to NYC two years later but rarely making its way to the stage in the ensuing years and decades. This BRSO, Munich 1952 historic performance captures a nearly all-German cast headed by Maud Cunitz and Karl Friedrich.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: München (1952).
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Works DetailsKorngold, Erich Wolfgang : Die tote Stadt (The Dead City)
- Performers: Benno Kusche (Bass); Lilian Benningsen (Alto)
- Conductor: Fritz Lehmann
- Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Chorus
- Notes: München (12/06/1959); München (1952)
- Running Time: 73 min. 20 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1920