Lyrische Symphonie, Op.18 (Zemlinsky, Alexander von)

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Publisher. Info. Vienna: Universal Edition, 1925. Plate U.E. 7371
Misc. Notes 600 dpi
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Work Title Lyrische Symphonie
Alternative. Title Lyrische Symphonie : in sieben Gesängen nach Gedichten von Rabindranath Tagore
Composer Zemlinsky, Alexander von
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.18
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IAZ 13
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 7 songs
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1923
First Performance. 1924
First Publication. 1923 – Vienna: Universal Edition (vocal score by Heinrich Jalowetz (1882-1946))
Librettist Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)
Language German
Average DurationAvg. Duration 46 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Early 20th century
Instrumentation 4-3-4-3 4-3-3-1 Percussion, Harmonium, Celesta, Harp, Soprano, Baritone, Strings
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Misc. Comments

French Wikipedia article, and Discordant melody: Alexander Zemlinsky, his songs... give date of composition as finished in 1922, possibly based on a letter he wrote to Hertzka in September 1922 in which he said that that summer he had written an as-yet-untitled work in seven sections etc. (The orchestral parts were still not ready for a planned premiere in 1923- which as Beaumont notes was delayed by 364 days- but whether that means he had only finished the work in short score, or in full score, in 1922, is unclear. Still, 1922 seems more accurate for completion of at least most if not all of the work based on existing evidence.)