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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.

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Mon 23 Apr 2007 20:45

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