Exploring the often surprising links between concepts, themes and people in classical music, from medieval to modern
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Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
In 1920, composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold was attacked by Vienna’s music critics for a symphonic work they called “too modern” and “too difficult.”
So, he must have found it particularly satisfying when—two decades later—he won the Oscar for his score to The Adventures of Robin Hood—which recycled much of that forgotten earlier work.
The story behind that is movie material itself—a series of dramatic turnabouts, with an unforgettable cast of characters, from Hollywood bigwigs to Nazi storm troopers.
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