Goldschmidt Adalbert Von

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Goldschmidt Adalbert Von

Goldschmidt, Adalbert Von, Austrian composer; b. Vienna, May 5, 1848; d. Hacking, near Vienna, Dec. 21, 1906. He studied at the Vienna Cons. From his earliest efforts in composition, he became an ardent follower of Wagner. At the age of 22, he wrote a cantata, Die sieben Todsilnden (Berlin, 1875); this was followed by a music drama, Helianthus (Leipzig, 1884), for which he wrote both words and music. A dramatic trilogy, Gaea (1889-92), was his most ambitious work along Wagnerian lines. He also brought out a comic opera, Die fromme Helene (Hamburg, 1897), about 100 songs, and a number of piano pieces.


E. Friedegg, Briefe an einen Komponisten: Musikalische Korrespondenz an A. v.G. (Berlin, 1909).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

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