“The Kolisch Quartet performed Korngold’s First String Quartet at the 1925 Venice Festival in a series of concerts that also featured music by the Schoenberg pupil Hanns Eisler. By then, Eisler was in the process of breaking with his teacher and was writing music reviews for the Communist paper Die Rote Fahne. He reviewed both Das Wunder der Heliane and Jonny spielt auf for the paper and starts his review of Heliane with a quip about prodigies already being as untalented at the age of six as other people are at the age of sixty.”

– from Forbidden Music