Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942

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Dates:
Birth 1871-10-14
Death 1942-03-15
Austrians
German

Biographical notes:

Felix Muhr was a young architect who proposed to Alma Mahler on 23 March 1901, according to her diary entry for that day.

From the description of Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Gustav Mahler, 1900-1930. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155864872

Austrian composer and conductor.

From the description of Autograph postcard signed, dated : [Berlin], 29 December [1927], to Breitkopf & Härtel, 1927 Dec. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270679457

Composer and conductor Alexander von Zemlinsky was born on October 14, 1871 in Vienna. In 1886 he enrolled at the Vienna Conservatory where he studied with Door, Krenn, and both Robert and J.N. Fuchs. Beginning in 1893 his works were performed at the Wiener Tonkünstlerverein where he also appeared as a pianist and conductor. In 1896 he became Schoenberg's mentor and they had a tempestuous relationship (in part over Schoenberg's 12-note scale) which lasted until Zemlinsky's death. He held various conductor and musical directorship positions in Vienna and Prague, eventually moving to Berlin 1927 to accept a position with the Kroll Oper. Throughout this time he continued to compose. Forced to leave Germany in 1933 he returned to Vienna later immigrating to N.Y. in September 1938 where his health rapidly declined. He met with little success in the United States and died in Larchmont, N.Y. on March 15, 1942.

From the description of Alexander von Zemlinsky collection, 1887-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71129946

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  • Psalms (Music)--13th Psalm
  • Composers--Correspondence
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