Alexander von Zemlinsky – Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid)

If ever there was once an individual who was once entitled to call-drop in classical track, it was once Alexander von Zemlinsky.  Born in Vienna within the later days of the Austro-Hungarian empire, he ended up fleeing the Nazis and settling in America.  But he turns out to have identified almost about everybody who was once somebody in classical track.

He studied composition beneath Anton Bruckner.  Brahms got here to his live shows and was once so inspired that he pulled strings along with his writer to get Zemlinsky’s track published.  He was once in an orchestra with Arnold Schoenberg, who ended up his brother-in-regulation.  Gustav Mahler carried out the premier of one of his operas.  He sought after to marry Alma Schindler, who ended up marrying Mahler (amonng others) and who was once immortalized via Tom Lehrer.

This piece is titled after Hans Christian Andersen’s story of the little mermaid.  It was once idea that the track was once misplaced quickly after its 1905 debut, however it was once found out in 1984 and is one of Zemlinsky’s maximum steadily carried out works.