Zelman, Alberto (1832-1907)

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Zelman, Alberto
Zelman (1832-1907)
Field of activity
composer; musician; conductor; pianist; church musician; Musician
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Alberto Zelman (1832-1907), musician, was born in Trieste, Austria, son of Samuel Victor Zelman, linguist, and his wife Bunina, née Cologna. He received a thorough musical education in Trieste, studying...

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Works by Alberto Zelman, 1832-1907 (Father) may be incorrectly attributed to Alberto Zelman, 1874-1927 (Son).

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Alberto Zelman received his musical training in Trieste, Austria. He toured northern Italy as an operatic conductor and had composed several suites of ballet music and an opera, Il Lazzarone, before setting out for Australia, via India. He arrived in Sydney in 1871 and performed in Sydney, New Zealand, Adelaide, and Melbourne with the Cagli-Pompei Royal Italian Opera Company (associated with the W.S. Lyster company) as conductor. On this tour Zelman also appeared as a pianist playing some of his own works. Zelman settled in Melbourne in 1872 and became highly active in its musical life as a performer, teacher, conductor and composer. He continued to conduct for W.S. Lyster's opera seasons. He helped organise the orchestra and chorus for the 1888 Centennial International Exhibition and acted as assistant conductor to Sir Frederick Cowen. He also conducted the choirs of several Catholic churches in Melbourne, including St Ignatius' Church, Richmond. He also conducted the Melbourne Liedertafel, and for 25 years the Australian Military Band, becoming a well-known figure on the Flemington race track in that capacity. He associated with violinists Henry Curtis and George Weston and cellist Alfred Montague in chamber music performances. Zelman was a keen linguist and a voracious reader, he regarded himself as a "British patriot", and enjoyed a warm affection from the Melbourne public. His eldest son Samuel Victor Albert ("Alberto") Zelman also became one of Melbourne's most prominent musicians. Zelman's numerous compositions include sacred songs and choral works, chamber, orchestral and dance music, and popular songs. Much of his sacred music is based on Latin texts of the Church, though some works show evidence of being intended less for liturgical use than for singing at home, such as his Gloria Tibi Domine. Some of the popular music included promotional material for the press, including the Argus Galop and The Bernhardt Galop which was "Composed specially for the proprietors of The Sun and presented to them by their subscribers". Many of his works were published by the leading Melbourne publishers of his day, including W.H. Glen and Co., Nicholson and Ascherberg, and Allans and Co. He once orchestrated Wagner's Lohengrin from a piano score at short notice for an advertised performance.

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Resources by Alberto Zelman (34)

  1. Fortunatus : grand pantomimic fantasia / Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1875 ]
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    Fortunatus : grand pantomimic fantasia / Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,862.469)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,862.469)

  2. The Argus galop / by Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1880 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
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    At National Library
    The Argus galop / by Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,249.758)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,249.758)

  3. Gloria tibi domine : Glory to thee, O Lord / words by Cristabel ; music by Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1896 ]
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    At National Library
    Gloria tibi domine : Glory to thee, O Lord / words by Cristabel ; music by Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,177.551)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,177.551)

  4. Elegie pour le violon : avec accompagnement de piano / par Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1906 ]
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    At National Library
    Elegie pour le violon : avec accompagnement de piano / par Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,036.613)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 61,036.613)

  5. Ariel valse / by Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1878-1880 ]
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    At National Library
    Ariel valse / by Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,698.977)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,698.977)

  6. Isabel gavotte : pour le piano / par Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1890-1899 ]
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    At National Library
    Isabel gavotte : pour le piano / par Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,641.523)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,641.523)

  7. Rococo : gavotte à l'antique for the piano / by Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1895 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,268.34)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,268.34)

  8. Ave Maria : in B-flat minor ; a sacred song with Latin and English words / by Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1900-1905 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Ave Maria : in B-flat minor ; a sacred song with Latin and English words / by Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,268.129)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,268.129)

  9. La juive quadrilles / Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1900 ]
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    At State Library VIC
    La juive quadrilles / Alberto  Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,268.109)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,268.109)

  10. Pipele waltzes : arranged from the airs of this popular opera / by Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1832-1907
    [ Printed music : 1866-1879 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    Pipele waltzes : arranged from the airs of this popular opera / by Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,745.711)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,745.711)

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  1. Zelman, Alberto (1874-1927)
    ... Works by Alberto Zelman, 1874-1927 (Son) may be incorrectly attributed to Alberto Zelman, 1832-1907 ...
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  2. Zelman, Samuel Victor Albert (1874-1927)
    Conductor; Violinist; Teacher
    ... Samuel Victor Albert (Alberto) Zelman (1874-1927), conductor, violinist and teacher, was born on 15 ... November 1874 in North Melbourne, eldest son of Alberto Zelman, a musician from Austria, and his English... ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23,108.277)

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  3. Rofe, Esther
    Composer; Music Adaptor
    ... Alberto Zelman junior, Fritz Hart and A.E. Floyd. After leaving school she worked as an accompanist, and ... Esther Rofe was born in Melbourne in 1904 and studied with Alberto Zelman jnr, Fritz Hart and A.E ...
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.043)

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  1. ALBERTO ZELMAN.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 25 October 1924 p 12 Article
    ... ALBERTO ZELMAN To-night, at Queen's Hall. Mr. and Mrs. Alberto Zelman will give the first of their ... Europe,   where they achieved enormous success. Mr. Zelman, who is the violinist-conduc-tor of the ... 126 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11,006.584)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 11,006.584)

  2. ALBERTO ZELMAN.
    The Daily News (Perth, WA : 1882 - 1950) Wednesday 22 October 1924 p 5 Article
    ... ALBERTO ZELMAN.   Few virtuosi of the violin have achiev-ed such a wide and varied success as ... Al-berto Zelman, the violinist-conductor, who has, under the direction, of Musgrove's, Ltd., arranged ... 413 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10,837.89)

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  3. ALBERTO ZELMAN.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 21 October 1924 p 8 Article
    ... ALBERTO ZELMAN Alberto Zelman, the celebrated vio-linist and conductor of Melbourne's Sym ... . Alberto Zelman in a series of operatic and classic songs. Both artists are particularly celebrated for ... 132 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10,837.864)

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  1. PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE COPYRIGHT ACT 1912.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Saturday 31 July 1915 [Issue No.83] p 1449

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    ... . Reginald Alberto Agrati Stoneham, 647 St. Kilda road. Melbourne, Victoria.—Song—" Heroes of the Dardanelles ... . Hubert Launeelot Grigsby and Zelman Berman, both of 115 King-street, Sydney, N.S.W.— Painting ... 4917 words
    • Text last corrected on 26 March 2019 by Amen
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.653)

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  2. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALISATION
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 20 July 1967 [Issue No.65] p 3848

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    ... , Alberto, 23 Martin Street, Naremburn, 30 1 67, Calabria, Alberto Achille, 114 Marion Street, Leichhardt ... , Alberto, 22 Cornwall Road, Lakeland, Dapto, 9 5 67, Van Vree, Petrus Cornells, 873 Princes Highway ... 4221 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.555)

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  3. CERTIFICATES OF NATURALIZATION.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 12 September 1946 [Issue No.172] p 2483

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    ... , Domenico Marchese, Giuseppe Mares, Giuseppe Margolis, Szmuel (known as Samuel) Marin, Alberto Martin ... , Wilheim August Wrobel, Zelman Hersh Yonna, Lambert Zamek, Abraham Address. 22 Milsay-avenue, Kew, E ... 2271 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.107)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 9.107)

  1. Salve regina / English words by Christabel ; [music by] Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1874-1927
    [ Printed music : 1900-1983 ]
    Languages: English;Latin, [1 other]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 163.486)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 163.486)

  2. There is a bower of roses : song from Lalla Rookh / words by Moore ; music by Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1874-1927
    [ Printed music : 1900-1909 ]
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    There is a bower of roses : song from Lalla Rookh / words by Moore ; music by Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 137.16)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 137.16)

  3. Gavotte / Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1874-1927
    [ Printed music : 1900-1999 ]
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    Gavotte / Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132.654)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132.654)

  4. Lucinda : gavotte fantastique pour piano / par Alberto Zelman
    Zelman, Alberto, 1874-1927
    [ Printed music : 1900-1999 ]
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    Lucinda : gavotte fantastique pour piano / par Alberto Zelman
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131.029)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 131.029)

  1. [Biographical cuttings on Alberto Zelman, musician, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 571.789)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 571.789)

  2. [Zelman, Alberto (violinist) : programs and related material collected by the National Library of Australia]
    [ Published : 1900 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 532.982)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 532.982)

  3. Correspondence
    Zelman, Alberto, 1874-1927
    [ Unpublished : 1923-1927 ]
    At State Library VIC
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 221.059)

  1. ALBERTO ZELMAN
    Walkabout.
    [ Article : 1965 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    ALBERTO ZELMAN
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 929.648)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 929.648)

  2. Alberto Zelman: Australia's Unsung Musical Hero
    Barber, Stella
    ISAA Review
    [ Article : 2011 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 628.561)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 628.561)

  3. Zelman's children: Albert Zelman Jr and the first decade of his Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 1906-1915. [Article derived from an Honours Thesis completed in the History Dept. of the University of Melbourne in 1996]
    O'Byrne, Peter
    Australasian Music Research
    [ Article : 1997-1998 ]
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  4. Musical bridges: collaborations between Italy and Australia
    Vandamme, Maria
    Italian Australian Institute (2000: Melbourne). In Search of the Italian Australian into the New Millennium: Conference Proceedings
    [ Article : 2000 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 29.675)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 29.675)

  1. Your friend, Alberto Zelman : the story of Alberto Zelman and the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra / Don Fairweather
    Fairweather, Don, 1921-
    [ Book : 1984-2008 ]
    At 16 libraries
    Your friend, Alberto Zelman : the story of Alberto Zelman and the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra / Don Fairweather
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,725.015)

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  2. Your friend Alberto Zelman : the story of Alberto Zelman and the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra
    Fairweather, Don
    [ Book : 1984 ]
    Your friend Alberto Zelman : the story of Alberto Zelman and the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra
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  3. Your friend Alberto Zelman
    Fairweather, Don
    [ Book : 1984 ]
    At RHSV Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 864.853)

  4. St. Paul's Cathedral Sunday, 31st March, 1940 at 3.15 p.m. Alberto Zelman memorial : order of service
    [ Book : 1940 ]
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 710.809)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 710.809)

  1. Music resources theme - Dance music in Australia - Waltzes
    Music resources theme - Dance music in Australia - Waltzes
    Created by NLAmusic, 13 items.

    Discover the extraordinary range of popular dance music composed and published in Australia, and meet the people who played it. In Australia, waltzes have been written for all sorts of occas...

    Keywords: Australian colonial music
    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.052)

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  2. Music resources theme - Religious music in Australia
    Music resources theme - Religious music in Australia
    Created by NLAmusic, 54 items.

    Most religious music held in Australian collections is Christian in origin, with some notable exceptions. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many of our most influential musicians held p...

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.028)

    This resource may have relevance to your query (score: 0.028)

  3. Music resources theme - Pantomime in Australia
    Music resources theme - Pantomime in Australia
    Created by NLAmusic, 66 items.

    Pantomime was a popular Christmas holiday tradition in Australia well into the twentieth century. Audiences cheered the heroes, loved the beautiful heroine, gasped at villains and fearful beasts, and ...

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