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
Notre Dame (opera, 1914)
Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln (oratorio, 1935-37)
Four symphonies, organ works, and many chamber works
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.
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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Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction
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