Personalities | Franz Schreker | Modern Era | Classical

(Frants Shrek’-er) 1878–1934
Austrian composer

A contemporary and friend of Schoenberg (he conducted the first performance of his Gurrelieder), Schreker never followed him into atonality. He was strongly influenced by Mahler (in his fine Chamber Symphony, by the chamber textures often found in late Mahler) and by Richard Strauss in his operas, of which Der ferne Klang (‘The Distant Sound’, 1910), Die Gezeichneten (‘The Stigmatized’, 1918) and Der Schatzgräber (‘The Treasure-Seeker’, 1920) were successful and an influence on Berg.

Recommended Recording:
Der ferne Klang, soloists, Berlin Radio Chorus and Orchestra (cond) Gerd Albrecht (Capriccio)

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