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Bernd Alois Zimmermann (Composer)

Born: 20th March 1918, Cologne, Germany

Died: 10th August 1970, Konigsgorf, Germany

Nationality: German

Bernd Alois Zimmermann was a German composer. He is perhaps best known for his opera Die Soldaten, which is regarded as one of the most important German operas of the 20th century, after those of Berg. As a result of his individual style, it is hard to label his music as avant-garde, serial or postmodern. His music employs a wide range of methods including the twelve-tone row and musical quotation.

Further Reading: Zimmermann, B A

 Interview, Leila Josefowicz on Bernd Alois Zimmermann

In the wake of her new recording of the Violin Concerto on Ondine with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the American-Canadian violinist tells Katherine about her 'crusade' to bring the German composer's music to a wider audience.

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