Zemlinsky

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Zemlinsky

(zɛmˈlɪnskɪ)
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(Biography) Alexander. 1871–1942, Austrian composer, living in the US from 1938. His works include the operas Es war einmal (1900) and Eine florentische Tragödie (1917) and the Lyric Symphony (1923)
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Schoenberg and his friends and students (including Alban Berg, Anton Webern, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Alma Mahler, Erwin Stein, Roberto Gerhard, Wassily Kandinsky and Hanns Eisler) tell the story of the composer's life in their own words.
When Alexander von Zemlinsky made the story into an opera (Der Zwerg, 1922), he departed from the Wagnerian precedent.
Last year, there was a double-bill of works by Victor Ullman and Alexander von Zemlinsky, this season Die Vogel (The Birds) by Walter Braunfels, and next season Die Gezeichneten (The Branded) by Franz Schrecker.
There she describes her relationship with the composer Alexander von Zemlinsky, whom she met in Vienna in 1900, not long before getting to know Gustav Mahler.
The program brought the music of Alexander von Zemlinsky, brother-in-law of Arnold Schoenberg, into the public eye.