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

Zemlinsky was born in Vienna and studied the piano from a young age. He played the organ in his synagogue on holidays, and was admitted to the Vienna Conservatory in 1884. He studied piano with Anton Door, winning the school's piano prize in 1890. Zemlinsky also studied composition and began to write music.

Zemlinsky had a valuable supporter in Johannes Brahms… read more

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  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    Der Zwerg is my favourite.
  • Avatar for OG-Gurda
    in fact he is not even von. poseur, lol.
  • Avatar for KraeheK
    Von just sounds way cooler =3 The psalms are just insanely gorgeous late Romanticism, everything is there.
  • Avatar for insomniacme
    didn't they abolish the "von" nobility before his death? does not that mean this name is invalid and this wrong?
  • Avatar for shinobi001
    I love Zemlinsky! Especially his first symphony and the Lyricishe Symphony.

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