Composer of the Week: Zemlinsky

A New Life Cut Short

Episode 5 A New Life Cut Short

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Summary

As the Second World War loomed, Zemlinsky emigrated 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. Zemlinsky: 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, conductor Riccardo Chailly. Psalm 13. Ernst Senff Chamber Choir, Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Riccardo Chailly. Suite: Burleske (String Quartet No 4). Brodsky Quartet. Befrei mich von den banden; Vollende denn das letzte Lied; Friede, mein Herz (Lyric Symphony). Christine Schäfer (soprano), Matthias Goerne (baritone), Orchestre de Paris, conductor Christophe Eschenbach.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Donald Macleod
Producer Steven Ragam
Music