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Alexander von Zemlinsky

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Albumblatt (2)
Balladen (4) (2)
Brettl-Lieder (2) (2)
Cello Sonata in A minor (4)
Chamber Symphony (based on String Quartet no.2) (1)
Das Rosenband (1)
Das glaserne Herz (2)
Der Konig Kandaules (1)
Der Kreidekreis (The chalk circle) (1)
Der Tag wird kuhl (1)
Der Zwerg (The Dwarf) (3)
Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) (7)
Die beiden (1)
Ein Lichtstrahl (2)
Ein Stuck aus dem Leben eines Menschen (1)
Eine florentinische Tragodie (A Florentine Tragedy), op.16 (3)
Entfuhrung (1)
Es war ein alter Konig (1)
Es war einmal (1)
Fantasien uber Gedichte von Richard Dehmel, op.9 (4)
» no.3
Fruhlingsbegrabnis (1)
Fruhlingslied (1)
Gesange (4), op.8 (1)
Gesange (5), op.7 (4)
Gesange (6) to poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, op.13 (arr. Christopher Austin) (1)
Gesange (6) to poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, op.13 (4)
Harmonie des Abends (1)
Herbsten (1)
Hortest du den nicht hinein (1)
Humoreske (Rondo): Schulstuck fur Blaserquintett (5)
Landliche Tanze, op.1 (2)
Liebe und Fruhling (1)
Lied der Baumwollpacker (Song of the Cotton Packers) (1)
Lieder (2) auf Texte von Heinrich Heine (1)
Lieder (5) (1)
Lieder (6), op.22 (1)
Lieder (7) (posthumous songs) (2)
Lieder (12), op.27 (2)
» Sommer
Lieder (13), op.2 (2)
Lyric Symphony, op.18 (5)
Maeterlinck Songs (6) (2)
Maiblumen bluhten uberall (4)
Movements (2) for String Quintet (1)
Movements for String Quartet (2) (3)
Noch spur ich ihren Atem auf den Wangen (1)
Nun schwillt der See so bang (1)
Orientalische Sonett (1)
Piano Trio in D minor, op.3 (2)
Pieces (3) for Cello and Piano (3)
Psalm 23, op.14 (3)
Sarema: Overture (1)
Satze (2) (1)
Selige Stunde (1)
Serenade in A major (3)
Sinfonietta, op.23 (3)
Skizze (2)
Songs (5) to poems by Richard Dehmel (1)
Songs (6) to poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, op.13 (arr. E Stein & A Tarkmann) (2)
Songs (6) to poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, op.13 (1)
Songs (7) von Nacht und Traum (1)
String Quartet in E minor (2)
String Quartet no.1 in A major, op.4 (6)
String Quartet no.2, op.15 (8)
String Quartet no.3, op.19 (7)
String Quartet no.4 (Suite), op.25 (6)
Suite in A major (2)
» Mvt 4
Susse, susse Sommernacht (2)
Symphonische Gesange, op.20 (4)
Symphony no.1 in D minor (5)
Symphony no.2 in B flat major (3)
Trio for clarinet, cello and piano in D minor, op.3 (6)
Triumph der zeit: 3 balletstucke (ballet pieces) (1)
Und hat der Tag all seine Qual (1)
Waldgesprach 'Es ist schon spat, es ist schon kalt' (2)
Walzer-Gesange nach toskanischen Volksliedern von Ferdinand Gregorovius, op.6 (4)
Wandl'ich im wald des Abends (1)

Alexander Zemlinsky or Alexander von Zemlinsky (October 14, 1871, Vienna – March 15, 1942, Larchmont, New York) was an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher.

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 work in turn influenced Alban Berg's Lyric Suite, which quotes from it and is dedicated to Zemlinsky.

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Recent Zemlinsky releases

Michael Gielen Edition Vol.7
Michael Gielen Edition Vol.7

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(SWR Music)

Premiere Portraits: Thomas Ebenstein
Premiere Portraits: Thomas Ebenstein

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(Capriccio)

Symphonic Psalms & Prayers
Symphonic Psalms & Prayers

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(Signum Classics)

Zemlinsky - Eine florentinische Tragodie
Zemlinsky - Eine florentinische Tragodie

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(Capriccio)

Zemlinsky - Die Seejungfrau, Prelude & Interlude from Es war einmal
Zemlinsky - Die Seejungfrau, Prelude & Interlude from Es war einmal

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(CPO)

Society for Private Musical Performances Vol.3: Songs by Zemlinsky, Berg, Schoenberg
Society for Private Musical Performances Vol.3: Songs by Zemlinsky, Berg, Schoenberg

£12.83

(Etcetera)

Vladimir Jurowski: 10 Years
Vladimir Jurowski: 10 Years

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(LPO)

Richard Strauss: Echoes through Space and Time
Richard Strauss: Echoes through Space and Time

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(Odradek Records)

Schoenberg - Chamber Symphony no.1; Zemlinsky - Maeterlinck Songs; Busoni - Berceuse elegiaque
Schoenberg - Chamber Symphony no.1; Zemlinsky - Maeterlinck Songs; Busoni - Berceuse elegiaque

£9.22

(Capriccio)

Music for Five Winds
Music for Five Winds

£12.83

(Coviello Classics)