Classics of the Phonograph

Composer to conductor

Alexander von Zemlinsky

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Alexander von Zemlinsky was an important composer/conductor in the Vienna of 1900. He was encouraged by Brahms, mentored by Mahler, and taught Arnold Schoenberg, who, for a time, was Zemlinsky's brother-in-law. Zemlinsky was a famous Mozart conductor, and, in the explosion of orchestral recording in the late 1920s, he recorded Mozart Overtures and other shorter pieces.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear some of those recordings.