Evening Masterwork: Zemlinsky’s “The Mermaid”

Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)

Die Seejungfrau (The Mermaid) by Alexander von Zemlinsky

Evening Masterwork for September 17, 2020 – 7:00 PM on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

The Mermaid by Alexander von Zemilinsky is a richly orchestrated tone poem based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale of the same name. The three movements of the work floats through playful music, music of longing, and music depicting more sinister characters. There is even a passionate wedding scene in the work. It’s our Evening Masterwork tonight at 7: The Mermaid by Alexander von Zemlinsky on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9.