A Mystery Opera, Played Out on Both the Stage and the Screen

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 26 September 2006]
In the 1930ís the Austrian-born composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, working in Hollywood, essentially invented the symphonic film score, thrilling audiences with his music for ìCaptain Blood,î ìThe Adventures of Robin Hoodî and other swashbuckling favorites.