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Alma Mahler

Alma Mahler’s popularity is primarily because of her relationships to, and affairs with, the best performers of her period, most notably the fantastic Gustav Mahler from whom she took her name. Being a composer in her very own right, she had written too little to become classed as greater than …

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Rudolf Sieczynski

Broadly ignored for a hundred years simply by most reference books, actually those in German, Rudolf Sieczynski is saved from oblivion from the popularity of an individual song, the haunting Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume (Vienna, City of My Dreams). By day time a authorities clerk, Sieczynski moonlighted the majority …

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Fritzi Scheff

b. Fredericka Scheff Yarger, 30 August 1879, Vienna, Austria-Hungary, d. 8 Apr 1954, NEW YORK, NY, USA. Scheff’s mom was Hortense Scheff Yarger, soprano with Vienna’s Imperial Opera. She also made an appearance in grand opera prior to going to the united states to try out on Broadway. Scheff is …

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