Gerard Zalsman (1871-1949)
- Profession: Baritone.
- Relation to Mahler: 08-03-Year 1906. Introduced the Kindertotenlieder in the Netherlands.
- Correspondence with Mahler:
- Born: 06-10-1871 Haarlem, the Netherlands.
- Died: 02-12-1949 The Hague, the Netherlands. Aged 78.
- Buried: 06-12-1949 The Hague, the Netherlands.
Gerardus Philippus Zalsman, born in Haarlem, received also his singing-study with the already mentioned pedagogue Julius Stockhausen. Later also with Aaltje Noordewier-Reddingius (1868-1949). His greatest successes he scored as lieder-singer and specially lieder of Strauss, Sommer and Wolf suited him well. He made tours through Australia and Asia and has lived even for quite a time in Shanghai. After the troubles - 'boxers revolt' - he went back to the Netherlands again and settled down in 'The Hague', where he occupied mainly with giving singing-lessons. In 1908 he still founded a quartet consisted of Johanna van de Linde, Hermine Scholten, Jac. van Kempen and himself.
Friend of Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921).
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