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Alexander Zemlinsky or Alexander von Zemlinsky (14 October 1871 – 15 March 1942) was an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher.
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Alma Mahler

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In 1900, Zemlinsky met and fell in love with Alma Schindler, one of his composition students.
In her early years she fell in love with composer and conductor Alexander von Zemlinsky, but their relationship did not last long.

Es war einmal

His reputation as a composer was further helped when Gustav Mahler conducted the premiere of his opera Es war einmal (Once Upon a Time) at the Hofoper in 1900.
Es war einmal (Once upon a time) is a fairy-tale opera in a prologue and three acts by the Austrian composer Alexander von Zemlinsky.

Erwartung

From 1911 to 1927, he was conductor at Deutsches Landestheater in Prague, premiering Schoenberg's Erwartung in 1924.
Composed in 1909, it was not premiered until 6 June 1924 in Prague conducted by Alexander Zemlinsky with Marie Gutheil-Schoder as the soprano.

Lyric Symphony

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Zemlinsky's best-known work is the Lyric Symphony (1923), a seven-movement piece for soprano, baritone and orchestra, set to poems by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore (in German translation), which Zemlinsky compared in a letter to his publisher to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (though the first part of Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder is also a clear influence).
The Lyric Symphony, Op. 18, was composed by Alexander von Zemlinsky between 1922 and 1923 and received its premiere in Prague on June 4, 1924, under the composer's direction.

Arnold Schoenberg

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Zemlinsky also met Arnold Schoenberg when the latter joined the amateur orchestra Polyhymnia as a cellist; Zemlinsky had founded this group in 1895. It premiered in 1905 at the same concert as Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande.
He took only counterpoint lessons with the composer Alexander Zemlinsky, who was to become his first brother-in-law.

Eine florentinische Tragödie

Zemlinsky: ''Eine florentinische TragödieThe Florence Tragedy
Among his other works are eight operas, including Eine florentinische Tragödie (1915–16) and the semi-autobiographical Der Zwerg (The Dwarf, 1919–21), both based on works by Oscar Wilde; chamber music, including four string quartets; and the ballet Der Triumph der Zeit (1901).
Eine florentinische Tragödie, Op. 16, is an opera in one act by Alexander von Zemlinsky to a libretto adapted by the composer from a German translation by of Oscar Wilde's unfinished play A Florentine Tragedy.

Das Lied von der Erde

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Zemlinsky's best-known work is the Lyric Symphony (1923), a seven-movement piece for soprano, baritone and orchestra, set to poems by the Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore (in German translation), which Zemlinsky compared in a letter to his publisher to Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde (though the first part of Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder is also a clear influence).
The form was afterwards imitated by other composers, notably by Shostakovich and Zemlinsky.

Lyric Suite (Berg)

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The work in turn influenced Alban Berg's Lyric Suite, which quotes from it and is dedicated to Zemlinsky.
Though publicly dedicated to Alexander von Zemlinsky (from whose Lyric Symphony it quotes), the work has been shown to possess a "secret dedication" and to outline a "secret programme".

Der Zwerg

The Dwarf
Among his other works are eight operas, including Eine florentinische Tragödie (1915–16) and the semi-autobiographical Der Zwerg (The Dwarf, 1919–21), both based on works by Oscar Wilde; chamber music, including four string quartets; and the ballet Der Triumph der Zeit (1901).
17, is an opera in one act by Austrian composer Alexander von Zemlinsky to a libretto by Georg Klaren, freely adapted from the short story "The Birthday of the Infanta" by Oscar Wilde.

Pelleas und Melisande (Schoenberg)

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It premiered in 1905 at the same concert as Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande.
It was premiered on 25 January 1905 at the Musikverein in Vienna under the composer's direction in a concert that also included the first performance of Alexander von Zemlinsky's Die Seejungfrau.

State Opera (Prague)

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From 1911 to 1927, he was conductor at Deutsches Landestheater in Prague, premiering Schoenberg's Erwartung in 1924.
Artists associated with the theatre in its first phase included Kurt Adler (Conductor), Alexander Zemlinsky, Georg Széll, Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer, Alfred Piccaver, Hans Hotter, Kurt Baum, and Wilhelm Elsner.

Karl Weigl

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As a teacher, his pupils included Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Hans Krása and Karl Weigl.
Alexander Zemlinsky took him as a private pupil in 1896.

Der Kreidekreis (opera)

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Der Kreidekreis (Op. 21), is an opera in three acts by Alexander von Zemlinsky to a libretto by the composer after the play Der Kreidekreis (Klabund) by Klabund – a telling of the Chalk Circle story.

Der Traumgörge

Der Traumgörge (Görge the Dreamer) is an opera in two acts and an epilogue by Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky.

Der König Kandaules

Der König Kandaules (King Kandaules) is an opera in three acts by the Austrian composer Alexander von Zemlinsky.

Kleider machen Leute (opera)

Kleider machen Leute
Kleider machen Leute (Clothes make the man or Fine feathers make fine birds) is a comic opera in a prologue and two acts by Austrian composer Alexander Zemlinsky.

Kurt Weill

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A three-movement Sinfonietta written in 1934, admired by Schoenberg and Berg, is written in a style comparable to contemporary works by Paul Hindemith and Kurt Weill.
Weill's music was admired by composers such as Alban Berg, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Darius Milhaud and Stravinsky, but it was also criticised by others: by Schoenberg, who later revised his opinion, and by Anton Webern.

Alban Berg

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The work in turn influenced Alban Berg's Lyric Suite, which quotes from it and is dedicated to Zemlinsky.
His circle included the musicians Alexander von Zemlinsky and Franz Schreker, the painter Gustav Klimt, the writer and satirist Karl Kraus, the architect Adolf Loos, and the poet Peter Altenberg.

Vienna Volksoper

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In 1906 Zemlinsky was appointed first Kapellmeister of the new Vienna Volksoper, from 1907/1908 at the Hofoper in Vienna.
World famous singers such as Maria Jeritza, Leo Slezak and Richard Tauber appeared there; the conductor Alexander Zemlinsky became the first bandmaster in 1906.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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As a teacher, his pupils included Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Hans Krása and Karl Weigl.
Korngold played his cantata Gold for Gustav Mahler in 1909; Mahler called him a "musical genius" and recommended he study with composer Alexander von Zemlinsky.

Antony Beaumont

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As a conductor, he has specialized in German music from the first half of the 20th century, including works by Zemlinsky, Weill, and Gurlitt.

Psalm 83 (Zemlinsky)

Psalm 83
Psalm 83 (Der 83. Psalm), sometimes also stylized as Psalm LXXXIII and least commonly subtitled A Prayer for Help against Enemies of the People, is a 1900 composition for mixed chorus and orchestra by Austrian composer Alexander von Zemlinsky.

Johann Nepomuk Fuchs (composer)

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He continued his studies until 1892, studying theory with Robert Fuchs and composition with Johann Nepomuk Fuchs and Anton Bruckner.
In 1888, Fuchs joined the faculty of the Vienna Conservatory, where the composer Alexander von Zemlinsky was one of his students of composition.

University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna

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He played the organ in his synagogue on holidays, and was admitted to the Vienna Conservatory in 1884.

Anton Door

He studied piano with Anton Door, winning the school's piano prize in 1890.
Door was known for emphasis on technical ability, and notable students include Stephan Elmas, Robert Fischhof, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Fritz Steinbach and Laura Netzel.