Schmidt, Franz

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: Tuesday, December 22, 1874 in Pressburg (Pozsony; Hungary)

Died: Saturday, February 11, 1939 in Vienna, Austria

Nation of Origin: Hungary/Austria

Major Works:
Notre Dame (opera, 1914)
Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (oratorio, 1935-37)
Four symphonies, organ works, and many chamber works

Other Information:
Schmidt was born on December 22, 1874 in Pressburg (Pozsony, then part of Hungary; now Bratislava, Slovakia). Though Hungarian by birth, he is dubbed "Austrian" in every major biographical text because he lived and worked there from the age of 15.

General Bibliography:
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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