Alexander Zemlinsky

A somewhat under-rated composer who seems, of late, to coming back into high regard. There is potential confusion about his name: some CD covers seem to want to call him Alexander von Zemlinsky and 8,000 or so users of seem to want to agree with them. Wikipedia, too, seems besotted with the aristocratic pretensions that little, three letter addendum to his name conjours forth! The Wikipedia article does mention, at least, that the ‘von’ was made up by his father, with zero justification since not one of the family was enobled. In any event, the standard book of truth in these parts on the subject, the New Grove, is quite clear: the “von” gets bracketed, indicating its optionality. It is accordingly more appropriate to drop it than to include it.






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Music Plays from my collection
(since January 9th 2021)

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