1879 - 1901
1901 - 1911
1911 - 1919
1919 - 1938
1938 - 1945
1945 - 1964

Gustav Klimt
Alexander Zemlinsky
Gustav Mahler
Walter Gropius
Dr. Paul Kammerer
Oskar Kokoschka
Franz Werfel
Johannes Hollnsteiner

Alma the composer
Kokoschka's Alma portraits

Alma Fetish

The Puppet
Reserl (Chamber Maid)
Emil Jakob Schindler, father
Anna von Bergen, mother
Carl Moll, stepfather
Maria Anna Mahler, daughter
Anna Mahler, daughter
Manon Gropius, daughter
Martin Carl Johannes, son
Berta Zuckerkandl
Max Burckhard
Bruno Walter
Sigmund Freud
Gerhart Hauptmann
Lili Leiser
Hanns Martin Elster
August Hess
Georg Moenius
  Alma & Venice
Alma & Lisbon
Alma & Los Angeles
Alma & Jerusalem
Alma & New York
Alexander Zemlinsky (1872-1942)
composer & Alma´s composition tutor and lover

The Austrian composer, who in recent years has come back into fashion, was Alma Schindler´s composition tutor from 1897 onwards. Under his guidance, the musically gifted young woman composed a whole number of songs after poems by Rilke, Heine and others. Zemlinsky was a teacher without parallel; he taught Arnold Schönberg too, with whom he was also friends. After Gustav Klimt had stolen a first kiss from Alma in Genua, Zemlinsky became his successor in Alma´s heart. She allowed him to kiss and caress her, permitting him every intimacy but the ultimate, thereby almost driving him to madness. For his part, he knew how to arose Alma´s wakening sexuality with a passion which allowed her never to forget his »virtuoso hands«. The relationship was an emotional roller-coaster, and Alma tortured Zemlinsky for two years until, in 1902, she decided against him and in favour of marriage to Gustav Mahler, who was twenty years her senior.

Alexander Zemlinsky Alexander Zemlinsky
Zemlinsky's song Symphony "Lyric Suite " is a reflection on the unfortunate love for Alma. Zemlinsky was inspired to it by Gustav Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde", but refused letting his work premiered together with Mahler's unfinished 10th Symphony which was Mahler's reaction to Alma's love affair with the architect Walter Gropius.