Modern Times / B.a. Zimmermann
German Philharmonic Orchestra Rhineland-Palatinate; Steffens
Composed by: Zimmermann, Bernd Alois
Among the German avant-garde composers after the Second World War, Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-70) was the great outsider. + Initially strongly influenced by the polyphonic currents of neo-Classicism and Expressionism, his own voluminous and daring characteristics quickly crystallized. + It was only the premiere of his opera Die Soldaten that brought him broad and undisputed recognition. + This first “Modern Times” CD release of lesser-known Zimmermann orchestral works features Karl-Heinz Steffens conducting the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.