Schoenberg’s obituary of Mahler, courtesy of www.schoenberg.at
“Max Brod and Theodor Adorno, among others, have written about the ‘Jewishness’ of Mahler’s music. How ‘Jewish’ it might be is less important than how liberating it was for the following generation. Nevertheless,… Continue reading
“Korngold, who certainly drew on Steiner’s methods (and vice versa), arrived in Hollywood as the first composer of film music already established as a successful composer of serious, ‘classical’ music. […He] first went… Continue reading
“The many Jewish composers arriving in Hollywood from Vienna could hardly have been more varied. On one hand, there were Steiner and Korngold, who, along with Franz Waxman from Berlin, dominated cinematic, widescreen… Continue reading
The Riesenrad in Vienna, built by Gabor Steiner (1858–1944), father of the composer Max Steiner (whose Godfather was Richard Strauss).
A still from Max Rheinhardt’s 1935 cinematic adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, for which Erich Wolfgang Korngold arranged Mendelssohn’s original score.
“It is in Zemlinsky’s early works that we encounter a fusion of Brahms and Wagner, mediated through Mahler, who chose to present Zemlinsky’s Es war einmal at the Vienna Opera in 1900, which… Continue reading
The prelude to Zemlinsky’s 1900 opera Es war einmal (premiered by Mahler at the Hofoper)
Listen to a recording of Zemlinsky’s 1933 opera Der Kreidekreis on Spotify.