Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942

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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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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942. Alexander von Zemlinsky collection, 1887-1939. Library of Congress
creatorOf Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942. [Letters] / [Alexander] Zemlinsky. Northwestern University
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1883-1937 (bulk). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, and other material, 1873-2001. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Autograph letter signed, dated : [Vienna, January 1905], to [Alexander] v. Zemlinsky, [1905, Jan.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. Correspondence with Alma Mahler and Franz Werfel, 1906-1943. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Manuscript music compositions, 1880-1985. Harvard University, Houghton Library
referencedIn Weigl, Karl, 1881-1949. The Karl Weigl Papers. 1894-1986 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942. 13. Psalm : für Chor u. Orchester : op. 24 / Alexander Zemlinsky. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Moldenhauer Archives at the Library of Congress, circa 1000-circa 1990 Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. Autograph letter signed, dated : Mödling Apr. 4 1918, to an unidentified recipient, 1918 Apr. 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University Library
creatorOf Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942. Correspondence to Alma Mahler and Gustav Mahler, 1900-1930. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonie No. 6 / von Gustav Mahler ; für Pianoforte zu 4 Händen [bearbeitet] von Alexander v. Zemlinsky. Library of Congress
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. The Paul Bekker papers, 1839-1981 (inclusive) Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. [Letters, 1912-1943] / Anton von Webern. Northwestern University
creatorOf Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Printed music compositions, 1881-1984. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. Autograph letters signed (10), dated : Leoben, Mürzzuschlag, Mödling bei Wien [and n.p.], 1915-1924, to Herr [Alexander] von Zemlinsky, 1915 Nov. 7 and 1922 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Paul Bekker Papers, 1883-1937 (bulk) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
creatorOf Jalowetz, Heinrich. Letters to Arnold Schönberg, 1901-1945. University of Michigan
creatorOf Busoni, Ferruccio, 1866-1924. Commercial 33-1/3 RPM recordings of music by other composers and spoken word performances in the collections of the Weill-Lenya Research Center, [ca.1950]-[ca.1990]. Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison
referencedIn The Karl Weigl Papers, 1894-1986 (inclusive) Irving S. Gilmore Music Library, Yale University
referencedIn Rudolf Kolisch papers, 1886-1978. Houghton Library.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson),. Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Autograph letters signed (3, one incomplete) and autograph postcard signed, dated : Vienna, Trahütten, Berlin [and n.p.], to Alexander von Zemlinsky, 1924 May 22, 1924-25 [and n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Moldenhauer, Hans,. The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Printed music compositions, 1881-1984. Harvard University, Wadsworth House
referencedIn Frederick R. Koch collection, 1640-1983 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942. Autograph postcard signed, dated : [Berlin], 29 December [1927], to Breitkopf & Härtel, 1927 Dec. 29. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Zemlinsky, Alexander, 1871-1942. 13. Psalm [microform], für Chor u. Orchester, op. 24. Alexander Zemlinsky. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. person
associatedWith Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. person
correspondedWith Blumauer, Ottilie person
associatedWith Breitkopf & Härtel, corporateBody
associatedWith Hansen (firm) person
associatedWith Jalowetz, Heinrich. person
associatedWith Koch, Frederick R. (Frederick Robinson), person
correspondedWith Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886-1980 person
correspondedWith Kolisch, Rudolf, 1896-1978 person
associatedWith Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. person
associatedWith Mary Flagler Cary Music Collection (Pierpont Morgan Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, person
associatedWith Moldenhauer, Hans. person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Muhr, Felix. person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Music Library. General Manuscript Collection. corporateBody
associatedWith Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951. person
correspondedWith Schuster, Bernhard, 1870-1934 person
associatedWith Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. person
associatedWith Weigl, Karl, 1881-1949. person
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Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Psalms (Music)--13th Psalm
Composers--Correspondence
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra--Scores
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Arrangers
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Birth 1871-10-14

Death 1942-03-15

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