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Zemlinsky

Aled Jones explores the choral music of Alexander Zemlinsky, who was a contemporary of Mahler and Strauss in turn-of-the-century Vienna.

Alexander Zemlinsky was a contemporary of Mahler and Richard Strauss in turn-of-the-century Vienna. A close friend of Arnold Schoenberg, in fact he taught Schoenberg counterpoint and later became his brother-in-law, as a young composer Zemlinsky was championed by Brahms. Successful in his own lifetime, since his death in 1942, Zemlinsky's legacy has been overshadowed by the increasing popularity of his contemporaries. Even so his music has continued to attract loyal support, if not widespread recognition, and in today's programme Aled Jones explores Zemlinsky's rich contribution to choral music.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Geheimnis (Secret) for Chorus and String Orchestra

    Performers: Mülheimer Kantorei, Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker Conductor: James Conlon

  • Traditional & Moses Hogan

    Didn't my Lord deliver Daniel

    Performers: Coro Conductor: Mark Griffiths

  • Thomas Weelkes

    As Vesta was from Latmos Hill

    Performers: Coro Conductor: Mark Griffiths

  • Eric Whitacre

    Sleep

    Performers: Coro Conductor: Mark Griffiths

  • Charles Villiers Stanford

    "Heraclitus"

    Performers: Coro Conductor: Mark Griffiths

  • William Byrd

    Emendemus in melius

    Performers: Westminster Cathedral Choir Conductor: Martin Baker

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Minnelied (Heinrich Heine)

    Performers@ Mülheimer Kantorei Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne Conductor: James Conlon

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Psalm 23

    Performers: The choir of the ‘ Städtischer Musikverein zu Düsseldorf’ (City Music Society of Düsseldorf), Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker (Gürzenich Orchestra, Cologne) Conductor: James Conlon

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Furchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir, BWV 228

    Performers: Monteverdi Choir Director: John Eliot Gardiner

  • Pawel Lukaszewski

    "O Oriens"

    Performers: Wells Cathedral School Choralia Conductor: Christopher Finch

  • Jonathan Dove

    "It sounded as if the Streets were running"

    Performers: Wells Cathedral School Choralia Conductor: Christopher Finch

  • Traditional & Robert Latham

    The Turtle Dove

    Performers: Wells Cathedral School Choralia Conductor: Christopher Finch

  • Bob Chilcott

    The Song of the Stars

    Performers: Wells Cathedral School Choralia Conductor: Christopher Finch

  • Alexander von Zemlinsky

    Psalm 13 'How long will you forget me?'

    Performers: Cor des Städt, Musikvereins zu Düsseldorf, Gürzenich-Orchester Kölner Philharmoniker ConductorJames Conlon

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