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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.

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“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

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The prelude to Zemlinsky’s 1900 opera Es war einmal (premiered by Mahler at the Hofoper)

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Listen to a recording of Zemlinsky’s 1933 opera Der Kreidekreis on Spotify.

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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.

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“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

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“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

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“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

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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