Alexander Zemlinsky (1871-1942)

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01Early Life20070423

After a promising start, Alexander Zemlinsky's life turned into an uphill struggle. Despite being respected by colleagues such as Schoenberg and Berg, like many other artists, Zemlinsky's career was overshadowed by the cataclysmic events in Europe in the 1930s, and he died in exile largely forgotten. But in the years since his death, his reputation as a composer, teacher and conductor has slowly been restored. Donald Macleod begins his survey with Zemlinsky's formative experiences in Vienna.

Mit Warme (Landliche Tanze, Op 1)

Silke Avenhaus (piano)

Waldegesprach, Ballade for soprano, string orchestra, harp and two horns

Soile Isokoski (soprano)

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

Trio for violin, cello and piano, Op 3

Vienna Piano Trio

Symphony in B flat (1st movement)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Antony Beaumont (conductor).

01Early Life20070423
01Ugly, Beautiful20170320

Donald Macleod introduces the ugly, beautiful, hyper-expressive musical world of Alexander Zemlinsky - and his turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

Donald Macleod begins the week by painting a picture of "fin-de-siècle" Vienna at the turn of the 20th century - an artistic, philosophical and musical nexus. He also ilooks at Zemlinsky's close relationship with his friend, and later brother-in-law, Arnold Schoenberg.

Lyric Symphony (1st movt. Ich bin friedlos)

Matthias Goerne, baritone

Orchestre de Paris

Christophe Eschenbach, conductor

Clarinet Trio (3rd movt. Allegro)

Emma Johnson, clarinet

Frank Helmerson, cello

John Lenehan, piano

Sinfonietta (1st movt. Sehr lebhaft)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Anthony Beaumont, conductor

String Quartet No 2 (5th movt. Langsam)

Escher String Quartet

Fantasies after poems by Richard Dehmel

Stanislav Khristenko, piano

Irmelin Rose

Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor

Cord Garben, piano.

Donald Macleod focuses on Zemlinsky's turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.

01Ugly, Beautiful20170320

Donald Macleod introduces the ugly, beautiful, hyper-expressive musical world of Alexander Zemlinsky - and his turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

Donald Macleod begins the week by painting a picture of "fin-de-siècle" Vienna at the turn of the 20th century - an artistic, philosophical and musical nexus. He also ilooks at Zemlinsky's close relationship with his friend, and later brother-in-law, Arnold Schoenberg.

Lyric Symphony (1st movt. Ich bin friedlos)

Matthias Goerne, baritone

Orchestre de Paris

Christophe Eschenbach, conductor

Clarinet Trio (3rd movt. Allegro)

Emma Johnson, clarinet

Frank Helmerson, cello

John Lenehan, piano

Sinfonietta (1st movt. Sehr lebhaft)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Anthony Beaumont, conductor

String Quartet No 2 (5th movt. Langsam)

Escher String Quartet

Fantasies after poems by Richard Dehmel

Stanislav Khristenko, piano

Irmelin Rose

Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor

Cord Garben, piano.

Donald Macleod focuses on Zemlinsky's turbulent early life in pre-war Vienna.

02Alma Mahler20170321

Donald Macleod unpicks the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler, who left the composer heartbroken when she abandoned him to marry Gustav Mahler.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

It seemed a triumph for personality over looks when Zemlinsky - mocked throughout his life for his appearance - began an affair with the famously beautiful and intelligent Alma Schindler, one of the most prominent socialites in early 20th-century Vienna. Yet Alma was to leave him heartbroken when, after a passionate affair, she chose to marry Zemlinsky's musical rival Gustav Mahler. Donald Macleod explores the tumultuous events, woven around a complete performance of Zemlinsky's symphonic poem The Little Mermaid, into which he poured his anguished feelings for Alma.

Stumm in Wehmut schaut der Mond herab (Fruhlingsbegräbnis)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Beaumont, conductor

Die Seejungfrau

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

John Storgårds, conductor.

Donald Macleod focuses on the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler.

02Alma Mahler20170321

Donald Macleod unpicks the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler, who left the composer heartbroken when she abandoned him to marry Gustav Mahler.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

It seemed a triumph for personality over looks when Zemlinsky - mocked throughout his life for his appearance - began an affair with the famously beautiful and intelligent Alma Schindler, one of the most prominent socialites in early 20th-century Vienna. Yet Alma was to leave him heartbroken when, after a passionate affair, she chose to marry Zemlinsky's musical rival Gustav Mahler. Donald Macleod explores the tumultuous events, woven around a complete performance of Zemlinsky's symphonic poem The Little Mermaid, into which he poured his anguished feelings for Alma.

Stumm in Wehmut schaut der Mond herab (Fruhlingsbegräbnis)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

Anthony Beaumont, conductor

Die Seejungfrau

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra

John Storgårds, conductor.

Donald Macleod focuses on the tangled love affair between Zemlinsky and Alma Schindler.

02Alma Schindler20070424

As a young man, Zemlinsky had a brief but intense affair with Alma Schindler, but she broke off their relationship abruptly in favour of Gustav Mahler, whom she married soon after.

Zemlinsky expunged many of his feelings about Alma through his music.

Es war ein alter Konig (3 Lieder)

Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano)

Cord Garben (piano)

Fruhlingsbegrabnis (excerpt)

Donnie Ray Albert (baritone)

Chorus of the Dusseldorf Musikverein

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

Die Seejungfrau

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

02Alma Schindler20070424

As a young man, Zemlinsky had a brief but intense affair with Alma Schindler, but she broke off their relationship abruptly in favour of Gustav Mahler, whom she married soon after.

Zemlinsky expunged many of his feelings about Alma through his music.

Es war ein alter Konig (3 Lieder)

Iris Vermillion (mezzo-soprano)

Cord Garben (piano)

Fruhlingsbegrabnis (excerpt)

Donnie Ray Albert (baritone)

Chorus of the Dusseldorf Musikverein

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

Die Seejungfrau

Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra

Thomas Dausgaard (conductor).

03The Dream Princess20170322

Donald Macleod focuses on Zemlinsky's opera Gorge the Dreamer.

Donald Macleod explores Zemlinsky's opera "Görge the Dreamer", into which the devastated composer poured his unrequited love for his beloved Alma.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

Abandoned by Alma for his musical rival Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky embarked on an operatic masterpiece, "Görge the Dreamer", in which the dreamy country boy George whiles his time away imagining tales of fairy castles and his "Dream Princess". As Donald Macleod explores, it wouldn't be the first time that Zemlinsky transplanted the psychodrama of his own turbulent life into the world of his operas. We also hear more from Zemlinsky's symphonic masterpiece, the Lyric Symphony.

Zwischenspiel (Kleider Machen Leute)

Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker

James Conlon, conductor

Der Traumgörge, Act II (end)

David Kuebler, tenor (Görge)

Patricia Racette, soprano (Gertraud)

Psalm 23

Ernst Senff Chamber Choir

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Lyric Symphony (2nd movt. Mutter, der Junge Prinz; 3rd movt. Du bist die Abendwolke; 4th movt. Sprich zu mir, Geliebter)

Christine Schäfer (soprano), Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Orchestre de Paris

Christophe Eschenbach, conductor.

03The Dream Princess20170322

Donald Macleod focuses on Zemlinsky's opera Gorge the Dreamer.

Donald Macleod explores Zemlinsky's opera "Görge the Dreamer", into which the devastated composer poured his unrequited love for his beloved Alma.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

Abandoned by Alma for his musical rival Gustav Mahler, Zemlinsky embarked on an operatic masterpiece, "Görge the Dreamer", in which the dreamy country boy George whiles his time away imagining tales of fairy castles and his "Dream Princess". As Donald Macleod explores, it wouldn't be the first time that Zemlinsky transplanted the psychodrama of his own turbulent life into the world of his operas. We also hear more from Zemlinsky's symphonic masterpiece, the Lyric Symphony.

Zwischenspiel (Kleider Machen Leute)

Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker

James Conlon, conductor

Der Traumgörge, Act II (end)

David Kuebler, tenor (Görge)

Patricia Racette, soprano (Gertraud)

Psalm 23

Ernst Senff Chamber Choir

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Lyric Symphony (2nd movt. Mutter, der Junge Prinz; 3rd movt. Du bist die Abendwolke; 4th movt. Sprich zu mir, Geliebter)

Christine Schäfer (soprano), Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Orchestre de Paris

Christophe Eschenbach, conductor.

03The Vienna Crisis20070425

Donald Macleod looks at the events that forced Zemlinsky to leave Vienna and seek employment abroad.

Reigen (Drei Ballettstucke)

Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

Gerd Albrecht (conductor)

Der Traumgorge (excerpt from Act I)

David Kuebler (tenor)

Susan Anthony, Iride Martinez (sopranos)

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Julian Rodescu (bass)

Opera Chorus of the Cologne Music School

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

String Quartet No 2, Op 15 (excerpt)

Artiss Quartett

Kleider machen Leute (excerpt from Act I)

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Wicus Slabbert (baritone)

Hermann Winkler (tenor)

Rainer Scholze, Claudio Otelli (basses)

Renate Lenhart, Sarianna Salminen, Kimberly Justus (singers)

Zurich Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Ralf Weikert (conductor).

03The Vienna Crisis20070425

Donald Macleod looks at the events that forced Zemlinsky to leave Vienna and seek employment abroad.

Reigen (Drei Ballettstucke)

Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra

Gerd Albrecht (conductor)

Der Traumgorge (excerpt from Act I)

David Kuebler (tenor)

Susan Anthony, Iride Martinez (sopranos)

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Julian Rodescu (bass)

Opera Chorus of the Cologne Music School

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

String Quartet No 2, Op 15 (excerpt)

Artiss Quartett

Kleider machen Leute (excerpt from Act I)

Edith Mathis (soprano)

Wicus Slabbert (baritone)

Hermann Winkler (tenor)

Rainer Scholze, Claudio Otelli (basses)

Renate Lenhart, Sarianna Salminen, Kimberly Justus (singers)

Zurich Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Ralf Weikert (conductor).

04The Dwarf20170323

Donald Macleod on Zemlinsky's most painful musical self-portrait: his opera The Dwarf.

Donald Macleod explores Zemlinsky's most painful - and brutal - musical self-portrait: his opera "The Dwarf", written in Prague in aftermath of the First World War.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

As Europe descended into war in the mid 1910s, Zemlinsky found himself cast out of his beloved Vienna, to take up the reins of the German Opera in Prague. He was to forge a dazzlingly successful career there as a conductor, yet as his workload increased to almost breaking point, he composed his brilliant, unsettling opera "The Dwarf" - the tale of a Princess's charming new companion who, to his horror, suddenly becomes aware of his physical grotesqueness. It would be Zemlinsky's most brutal musical self-portrait.

Die drei Schwestern (Three songs after poems by Maeterlinck)

Anne-Sofie von Otter (mezzo)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Der Zwerg (The Dwarf) (opening)

Iride Martinez, soprano (Ghita)

Juanita Lascarro, Machiko Obata, Anne Schwanewilms, sopranos (Maids)

Natalle Karl, Martina Rüping, sopranos (Playmates)

Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker

James Conlon, conductor

Der Zwerg (excerpts: Seltsam, die Launen... - Bist du es, feundliches Bild? - Weinst du? Liegst du am Boden?)

David Kuebler, tenor (Zwerg)

String Quartet No 3 (3rd movt. Theme and Variations)

Brodsky Quartet.

04The Dwarf20170323

Donald Macleod on Zemlinsky's most painful musical self-portrait: his opera The Dwarf.

Donald Macleod explores Zemlinsky's most painful - and brutal - musical self-portrait: his opera "The Dwarf", written in Prague in aftermath of the First World War.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

As Europe descended into war in the mid 1910s, Zemlinsky found himself cast out of his beloved Vienna, to take up the reins of the German Opera in Prague. He was to forge a dazzlingly successful career there as a conductor, yet as his workload increased to almost breaking point, he composed his brilliant, unsettling opera "The Dwarf" - the tale of a Princess's charming new companion who, to his horror, suddenly becomes aware of his physical grotesqueness. It would be Zemlinsky's most brutal musical self-portrait.

Die drei Schwestern (Three songs after poems by Maeterlinck)

Anne-Sofie von Otter (mezzo)

NDR Symphony Orchestra

John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Der Zwerg (The Dwarf) (opening)

Iride Martinez, soprano (Ghita)

Juanita Lascarro, Machiko Obata, Anne Schwanewilms, sopranos (Maids)

Natalle Karl, Martina Rüping, sopranos (Playmates)

Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker

James Conlon, conductor

Der Zwerg (excerpts: Seltsam, die Launen... - Bist du es, feundliches Bild? - Weinst du? Liegst du am Boden?)

David Kuebler, tenor (Zwerg)

String Quartet No 3 (3rd movt. Theme and Variations)

Brodsky Quartet.

04The Prague Years20070426

In September 1911, Zemlinsky took up the post of music director at the Prague Landestheater. During the 16 years he spent there, he established an international reputation as a conductor and made a significant contribution to keeping many of his contemporaries' music in performance.

Prelude to Shakespeare's Cymbeline

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Antony Beaumont (conductor)

Six songs to poems by Maurice Maeterlinck

Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano)

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

Psalm 23

Berlin Radio Choir

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Karl Anton Rickenbacher (conductor)

Lyric Symphony, Op 18 (excerpt)

Hakan Hagegard (baritone)

Alessandra Marc (soprano)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor).

04The Prague Years20070426

In September 1911, Zemlinsky took up the post of music director at the Prague Landestheater. During the 16 years he spent there, he established an international reputation as a conductor and made a significant contribution to keeping many of his contemporaries' music in performance.

Prelude to Shakespeare's Cymbeline

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Antony Beaumont (conductor)

Six songs to poems by Maurice Maeterlinck

Violeta Urmana (mezzo-soprano)

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

Psalm 23

Berlin Radio Choir

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

Karl Anton Rickenbacher (conductor)

Lyric Symphony, Op 18 (excerpt)

Hakan Hagegard (baritone)

Alessandra Marc (soprano)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor).

05A New Life Cut Short20170324

Donald Macleod tells the tragic tale of Zemlinsky's last years spent in exile in America.

As the Nazis rise and war looms, Zemlinsky emigrates to the USA - only for his life to be cut cruelly short. Donald Macleod tells the tragic tale of the composer's last years in exile.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

As the 1930s drew on and the spectre of Nazism drew across Europe, Zemlinsky's multicultural background put him at risk, despite returning to his home city of Vienna. As war loomed, he followed he brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg across the Atlantic to the USA - only to be cut down by illness just as he was establishing a new life. Donald Macleod explores his final months in exile.

Jagdstück

Bernd Künkele, Torsten Schwesig, horns

Jürgen Lamke, piano

Lieder aus Dixieland; Totes braunes Mädel; Übler bursche (Symphonic Songs)

Willard White (bass-baritone)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Psalm 13

Ernst Senff Chamber Choir

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

String Quartet No 4 'Suite' (2nd movt. Burleske )

Brodsky Quartet

Lyric Symphony (5th movt. Befrei mich von den banden; 6th movt. Vollende denn das letzte Lied; 7th movt. Friede, mein Herz)

Christine Schäfer, soprano

Matthias Goerne, baritone

Orchestre de Paris

Christophe Eschenbach, conductor.

05 LASTA New Life Cut Short20170324

Donald Macleod tells the tragic tale of Zemlinsky's last years spent in exile in America.

As the Nazis rise and war looms, Zemlinsky emigrates to the USA - only for his life to be cut cruelly short. Donald Macleod tells the tragic tale of the composer's last years in exile.

Alexander Zemlinsky may have been famously ugly. But his music is amongst the most beautiful, intense and passionate ever written. Pilloried through his life for his gawky, bespectacled appearance and diminutive stature, he lived a life in the shadow of his friend and brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg, and his one-time lover, the beautiful socialite Alma Mahler. "My time will come after my death", the composer said - and in the last half century audiences have come to love the shimmering details and epic Romantic sweep of his music. Often compared musically to Mahler, Zemlinsky weathered the build-up to two world wars from his beloved home city of Vienna, only to die prematurely in exile in the USA.

As the 1930s drew on and the spectre of Nazism drew across Europe, Zemlinsky's multicultural background put him at risk, despite returning to his home city of Vienna. As war loomed, he followed he brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg across the Atlantic to the USA - only to be cut down by illness just as he was establishing a new life. Donald Macleod explores his final months in exile.

Jagdstück

Bernd Künkele, Torsten Schwesig, horns

Jürgen Lamke, piano

Lieder aus Dixieland; Totes braunes Mädel; Übler bursche (Symphonic Songs)

Willard White (bass-baritone)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly, conductor

Psalm 13

Ernst Senff Chamber Choir

Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra

String Quartet No 4 'Suite' (2nd movt. Burleske )

Brodsky Quartet

Lyric Symphony (5th movt. Befrei mich von den banden; 6th movt. Vollende denn das letzte Lied; 7th movt. Friede, mein Herz)

Christine Schäfer, soprano

Matthias Goerne, baritone

Orchestre de Paris

Christophe Eschenbach, conductor.

05 LASTExile20070427

Donald Macleod considers Zemlinsky's prediction that his music would only be truly understood after his death.

Ubler Bursche (Symphonische Gesange, Op 20)

Willard White (bass-baritone)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

Der Zwerg (excerpt)

David Kuebler (tenor)

Soile Isokoski, Iride Martinez (sopranos)

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

Sinfonietta

Und einmal gehst du

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Cord Garben (piano).

05 LASTExile20070427

Donald Macleod considers Zemlinsky's prediction that his music would only be truly understood after his death.

Ubler Bursche (Symphonische Gesange, Op 20)

Willard White (bass-baritone)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Riccardo Chailly (conductor)

Der Zwerg (excerpt)

David Kuebler (tenor)

Soile Isokoski, Iride Martinez (sopranos)

Gurzenich Orchestra of Cologne

James Conlon (conductor)

Sinfonietta

Und einmal gehst du

Andreas Schmidt (baritone)

Cord Garben (piano).