Zemlinsky, Alexander von
Alexander von Zemlinsky, photo
Zemlinsky, Alexander von, b. Vienna, Oct. 14, 1871, d. Larchmont (USA), March 16, 1942, composer of the late Romantic period; teacher and brother-in-law of A. Schönberg. 1899 conductor at the Vienna Carltheater, conductor at the Vienna Volksoper from 1906 to 1911 and at the Vienna Court Opera in 1908; lived and worked in Prague from 1911 to 1927; moved to Germany, returned to Vienna in 1933 and lived there until 1938, emigrated to the USA in 1938.
Works: 10 operas: Sarema, 1897; Es war einmal, 1900; Kleider machen Leute, 1910; Die florentin. Tragödie, 1917; Der Zwerg, 1921; Der Kreidekreis, 1933. - Symphonies, chamber and piano music, choral music, lieder.
Literature: O. Kolleritsch (ed.), A. v. Z., 1976; R. Stephan, A. v. Z., 1978; E. Rathgeber, A. v. Z., 1991; E. Rathgeber, Die Rolle des Symbolismus ..., 1994; H. Krones (ed.), A. Z, 1995; P. Tancsik, Die Prager Oper heißt Z., 2000.
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