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Alexander von Zemlinsky - Vienna, Austria
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N 48° 13.072 E 016° 23.069
33U E 602839 N 5341442
Quick Description: Alexander von Zemlinsky (10/14/1871, Vienna – 03/15/1942, Larchmont, New York) was an Austrian composer, conductor, and teacher.
Location: Wien, Austria
Date Posted: 4/11/2015 4:48:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMNNX6
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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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The plaque in the floor in front of the memorial says:

"The composer and conductor Alexander Zemlinsky was born in the house Odeongasse 3 on 14th October 1871.
He died on 15th March 1942 in american exile.

Sponsored by the Alexander Zemlinsky Funds of the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna  - 2006



Alexander von Zemlinsky (* 14. Oktober 1871 in Wien; † 15. März 1942 in Larchmont, New York) war ein österreichischer Komponist und Dirigent.

1922/23 komponierte Zemlinsky die Lyrische Symphonie in sieben Gesängen für Sopran, Bariton und Orchester. Anregung für diese Komposition waren Gedichte von Rabindranath Tagore, der 1913 den Literaturnobelpreis erhalten hatte. 

Quelle und weitere Informationen:

Die Gedenktafel im Boden vor dem Denkmal sagt:

Im Haus Odeongasse 3 wurde geboren am 14. Oktober 1871 der Komponist und Dirigent Alexander Zemlinsky.
Er starb am 15. März 1942 im amerikanischen Exil.

Gestiftet vom Alexander Zemlinsky Fonds bei der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien - 2006

Name of Musician: Alexander von Zemlinsky

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