Goldmark, Karl, b. Keszthely (Hungary), May 18, 1830, d. Vienna, Jan. 2, 1915, composer. Violinist and music teacher. Began as a violinist at the Vienna Carltheater; autodidactic studies of music theory from 1858-1960 in Budapest, first success in 1865 with his Sakuntala overture, international breakthrough in 1875 with the opera "the Queen of Sheba". 1866 honorary member of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, in 1896 awarded the Knight's Cross of the Order of Leopold. Great supporter of R. Wagner (founding member of the Academic Wagner Association in Vienna).
Further works#operas ("Merlin", 1886; "Heimchen am Herd", 1896; "Die Kriegsgefangenen", 1899; "Goetz von Berlichingen", 1902; "Ein Wintermaerchen", 1907); symphonies, chamber music, songs, choral works. - Erinnerungen aus meinem Leben, 1922.
Literature#L. Koch, K. G., 1930; H. Graf., C. G. Studie zur Biographie und Rezeption, master´s thesis, Vienna 1994.