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ZEMLINSKY, Alexander von
b Vienna, 14 October 1871
d Larchmont, New York, 15 March 1942, aged seventy

He studied at the Vienna Conservatory, and became the teacher of Webern, and of Schoenberg, who married his sister Mathilde. He was Kapellmeister at the Carltheater in Vienna in 1899, at the Hofoper from 1906 to 1926 and at the Kroll Opera in Berlin from 1927 to 1930. He toured widely as a conductor. In 1938 he moved to Prague and then, with the outbreak of war, on to the USA.

1892 (21)

Symphony No 1

1895 (24)

String Quintet

String Quartet No 1

1896 (25)

Fruhlingsglaube, for voices and strings

Fruhlingsbegrabnis, for voices and orchestra

1897 (26)

Sarema, opera

Es war einmal, opera (1897-9)

Symphony No 2

1900 (29)

Das glaserne Hertz, ballet

Psalm LXXXIII, for voices and orchestra

1903 (32)

Symphony No 3

Die Seejungfrau, orchestral fantasy

1904 (33)

Der Traumgorge, opera

1908 (37)

Kleider machen Leute, comic opera

1910 (39)

Psalm XXIII, for voices and orchestra

1914 (43)

Cymbeline, incidental music

String Quartet No 2

1915 (44)

Eine florentinische Tragodie, opera

1920 (49)

Der Zwerge, opera

1923 (52)

Lyrische Symphonie, for soprano, baritone and orchestra

String Quartet No 3

1932 (61)

Der Kreidekreis, opera

1934 (63)

Sinfonietta for orchestra

1935 (64)

Psalm XIII, for voices and orchestra

Der Konig Kandaules, opera

1936 (65)

String Quartet No 4

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