This Day in Jewish History 1957: A Child Prodigy Turned Oscar-winning Composer Dies

At age 6, Erich Korngold played some of his creations for legendary composer Gustav Mahler, who declared the boy to be a genius.

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On November 29, 1957, composer Erich Korngold – who, like other artists, was very much in vogue in his day, later disparaged and forgotten, and more recently awarded a reconsideration and revival – died, at...