There’s more information about the extraordinary premiere of Zemlinsky’s opera in Berlin in this essay by Marc D. Moskovitz on the Orel Foundation website.
“We have eradicated International Jewry from cultural life; we have purged the theatres and cinemas and we have returned a respectable press to the German people. We have placed our entire intellectual and… Continue reading
“The Kolisch Quartet performed Korngold’s First String Quartet at the 1925 Venice Festival in a series of concerts that also featured music by the Schoenberg pupil Hanns Eisler. By then, Eisler was in… Continue reading
“The third principal composer in the Vereinigung schaffender Tonkünstler was Karl Weigl. Like Schoenberg, he was a pupil of Zemlinsky and, like Webern and Wellesz, he studied musicology with Adler. In common with… Continue reading
Arnold and Justine Rosé’s grave in the Grinzinger Friedhof in Vienna with a memorial to their daughter Alma. She was also a violinist and sometimes performed with her father in Bach’s Double Violin… Continue reading
A passage from Toch’s 1921 Die chinesische Flöte, based on the same Hans Bethge collection of oriental poetry that spurred Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde.
“Schreker was widely regarded as Jewish though he had been brought up as Roman Catholic by his mother, a member of Austria’s impoverished aristocracy. Alfred Heuß greeted the premiere of Der Schatzgräber in… Continue reading
A new recording of Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber, captured at De Nederlandse Opera last September, will be released later this year on Challenge Classics.
“Schreker had nevertheless been the object of frequent anti-Semitic vilification even before the Nazi dictatorship of 1933, forcing his move from Berlin’s Music Academy to the Prussian Academy of Arts. With Hitler’s arrival,… Continue reading