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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

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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.

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“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

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  A new recording of Schreker’s Der Schatzgräber, captured at De Nederlandse Opera last September, will be released later this year on Challenge Classics.

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“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