Shrouded in mystery personality , composer admired by Schoenberg and huge conductor according to Stravinsky, Alexander von Zemlinsky feel the pain of being totally forgotten in his lifetime. The cause is certainly the banishment of his works by the Third Reich and the fierce anti- romanticism of postwar years. He fled the Anschluss in 1938 and ended his life in the United States four years later , worn and depressed , unable to build a new life on the American continent. It was not until the 70s that the world of music deign to look again at the works of this great man so ugly that . His Florentine Tragedy , established in 1917 , is one of the most remarkable in the first half of the twentieth century operas. Based on a poetic drama by Oscar Wilde - the subject had tried a moment Puccini and Busoni - opera focuses a most singular act of love triangles . Only the murder of the Prince of Florence, irresistible seducer, will be his sexual Simone , meticulous merchant and neglecting husband . Bianca , his wife, then exclaims , transfigured : "You 're so strong , why did not you have me say? " .