Zemlinsky: 150th anniversary and WP of Malva

Zemlinsky: 150th anniversary and WP of Malva

Highly esteemed by his contemporaries including Arnold Schoenberg, Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Franz Werfel as well as his teacher Johannes Brahms, the legendary conductor, composer and pedagogue Alexander Zemlinsky was born 150 years ago this October. A leading musical figure of the interwar years who exemplified that period, he was active in Vienna, Prague and Berlin before fleeing the Nazis in 1938 and settling in the US, where he died in 1942.

Thanks to the meticulous and passionate scholarship of Zemlinsky authority Antony Beaumont, many of his forgotten works can now be performed again. Among them is the opera fragment Malva from 1912, which had its world premiere at the National Theatre in Prague as part of musica non grata's Zemlinsky 150 festival.

World premiere of Malva, Prague 2021

Malva, ein Fragment (1912)

Text von „R. L.“ nach einer Erzählung
von Maxim Gorki

Ergänzt und instrumentiert
von Antony Beaumont

Bar.T.S - A.T (hinter der Szene, ad libitum) - - - timp.perc - hp.cel - str 

WP: 10.10.2021, Prague


10.10.2021 (WP)
National Theatre Orchestra, Karl-Heinz Steffens (cond.), State Opera, Prague

Score of Malva, ein Fragment

Photos: Serghei Gherciu
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