Karl Goldmark


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(b Keszthély, Hung., 1830; d Vienna, 1915).

Hung. composer and violinist, son of a cantor. After playing in th. orchs., settled in Vienna 1850 as composer, teacher, and critic. His tuneful, colourful mus. is remembered today chiefly through his sym.‐poem Rustic Wedding (1875). Comp. 6 operas incl. Die Königin von Saba (The Queen of Sheba) (1875) and Ein Wintermärchen (A Winter's Tale, after Shakespeare) (1908); sym. in C minor; sym. in E♭ ov. Sakuntala; 2 vn. concs.; str. qt.; vc. sonata; etc.

Subjects: Music.

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