“Everything comes to me without effort, technically it all comes very easily & in the end I feel I’ve produced something worthwhile.” writes Alexander Zemlinsky in1915 in a letter to Arnold Schönberg on A Florentine Tragedy.
A new production of Zemlinsky’s one-act opera – performed in our critical edition by Antony Beaumont – premières tonight at the Dutch National Opera.
Beaumont based his analysis on various sources, including the orchestral score in Zemlinsky’s own handwriting, the orchestral material prepared by the composer himself, the composer’s own piano reduction and various copyists’ reproductions with Zemlinsky’s corrections.
View the complete perusal score:
A Florentine Tragedy