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Korngold and His World$
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Daniel Goldmark and Kevin C. Karnes

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780691198293

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.001.0001

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Faith in Music!

Faith in Music!

Chapter:
(p.255) Faith in Music!
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Korngold and His World
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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Kevin C. Karnes

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691198293.003.0014

This chapter contains Erich Korngold's last published statement on music. In it he made no mention of his own. Written in October 1955, less than half a year after what would turn out to be his final, dispirited return from Europe, “Faith in Music!” recapitulates a position he outlined in “Notes for an Interview.” However, he updates it for the postwar world, with its collective witness to what had recently been the unimaginable, technologized violence of the interceding years. Against the backdrop of his critical failures in Austria and West Germany, and recasting his apology for the untimeliness of all great works of music, he wrote: “The true creative artist does not wish to recreate for his fellow man the headlines screaming of atom bombs, murder, and sensationalism found in the daily paper.”

Keywords:   postwar world, violence, critical failures, sensationalism, music, Erich Korngold

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