Josef Schmid (composer)

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Josef Schmid (1890, in Germany – 1969, in New York City) was a conductor, composer, and composition teacher. He was one of the first students of Alban Berg,[1] with whom he studied before World War I.[2] As a conductor Schmid had been an assistant to both Zemlinsky[3] and Erich Kleiber.[4] As a composer Schmid was associated with Berg and Webern but considered himself a musical "godson" of Schoenberg.[5] After the War Schmid emigrated to New York City and established himself as a teacher of composition, basing his teaching on the writings of Schoenbergs. His most important composition students included Robert Di Domenica and Joe Maneri.


  1. ^ Theodor W. Adorno, Alban Berg, Henri Lonitz, Adorno-Berg Correspondence, 1925-1935
  2. ^ Joseph Henry Auner, A Schoenberg reader: documents of a life
  3. ^ Archived 2012-10-22 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Adorno-Berg-Lonitz, op. cit.
  5. ^, op. cit.