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Composer: Zimmermann, Bernd Alois (1918-1970)

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Year of birth1918
Year of death1970
Period20th century
January 2019
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Matinee performance
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AmsterdamStenz conducts Bartok and Beethoven

© Kaupo Kikkas
Zimmermann, Bartók, Kurtág, Beethoven
Netherlands Radio Philharmonic; Markus Stenz; Tabea Zimmermann

BudapestAndrej Korobejnyikov and the Concerto Budapest

Zimmermann, Rachmaninov, Lutosławski, Stravinsky
Concerto Budapest; András Keller; Andrei Korobeinikov

BilbaoHeroínas wagnerianas

Heroínas wagnerianas
Wagner, Zimmermann
Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa; Erik Nielsen; Rachel Nicholls

LondonLeila Josefowicz

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Knussen, Mahler, Zimmermann
Leila Josefowicz; John Novacek

MadridSibelius, Prokofiev, Knussen, Mahler, Zimmermann

Sibelius, Prokofiev, Knussen, Mahler, Zimmermann
Leila Josefowicz; John Novacek
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Mahler power, trumpet power: Nelsons and Hardenberger

Andris Nelsons conducts the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
The new Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester leads a passionate rendering of Mahler 5, while Håkan Hardenberger gives a masterclass in trumpet colour.
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Prom 14: Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic go for contrasts

John Storgårds © Marco Borggreve
Contrasts are fine but they don’t always work: in a programme with a strongly Germanic flavour John Storgårds and the BBC Philharmonic stretch the boundaries.
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Hong, Byers and Loo step in at Disney Concert Hall

Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
When Robert DeMaine fell ill, LA Phil got creative by rotating the soloist duties in Zimmermann’s Cello Concerto. 
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Revelatory and uncompromising at Ultraschall Festival

Heinz Holliger © Daniel Vass
Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s music was the starting point for this year’s Ultraschall Festival, marking what would have been his 100th birthday.
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Blazing recital from Leila Josefowicz at Wigmore Hall

Leila Josefowicz © Chris Lee
Leila Josefowicz ticked all the boxes in this stunning recital: highly imaginative curation; musicality in every note; and a winning ability to communicate to the Wigmore Hall audience.
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