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.
  1. 1906 Concert Amsterdam 08-03-1906 – Kindertotenlieder, Ruckert-lied, Symphony No. 5.

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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