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B.A. Zimmermann - Complete Works for Piano

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Catalogue numberBIS-2495 SACD
Release date2020-06-05
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time74:02

It was in the 1960s, with the opera Die Soldaten and his Requiem für einen jungen Dichter, that Bernd Alois Zimmermann became known as one of the leading composers of the German post-war generation. These and other works from the period were examples of what the composer himself called musical pluralism – a highly individual collage-like technique involving quotations and superimposed metres, rhythms and time levels. The works on the present disc – Zimmermann’s complete production for solo piano - predate this, however.

Composed over a period of only 17 years, they trace a journey which begins in a neo-classicism à la Hindemith – as radical an idiom as a young student at the Cologne University for Music could adopt during the Nazi regime. After serving in the war, Zimmermann worked as a freelance composer for the radio, theatre and television, and this has left a trace in both Extemporale and Capriccio, which weaves together seven traditional children’s songs. In Enchiridion II we begin to clearly hear the influence of Schoenbergian twelve-tone technique, which a few years later, in Konfigurationen, has blossomed into serialism, with its subtle gradations of dynamics, articulation and rhythm. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s death in 1970, the acclaimed Spanish pianist Eduardo Fernández makes his first appearance on BIS, showing us little known aspects of the composer.
 
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  Composer: Zimmermann, Bernd Alois
  Drei frühe Klavierstücke (1939 - 46) 08:41
01 I. Scherzettino. Beschwingt und heiter 02:45 $ 0.66 USD
02 II. Intermezzo. Langsam und schwingend, tänzerisch 03:31 $ 0.84 USD
03 III. Fugato. Straff und bestimmt 02:25 $ 0.58 USD
 
  Extemporale (1946) 14:14
04 I. Präludium. Adagio molto 03:28 $ 0.83 USD
05 II. Invention. Allegro 01:18 $ 0.31 USD
06 III. Siciliano. Allegretto con tenerezza 03:09 $ 0.76 USD
07 IV. Bolero. Moderato 04:08 $ 0.99 USD
08 V. Finale. Allegro ma non troppo 02:11 $ 0.52 USD
 
  Capriccio (1946)
09 Improvisationen über Volksliederthemen 11:37 $ 2.79 USD
 
  Enchiridion I (1949) 15:53
10 I. Introduktion. Andante rappresentativo 02:06 $ 0.50 USD
11 II. Ekloge. Larghetto, con espressione 03:16 $ 0.78 USD
12 III. Rondino. Allegro giocoso 00:52 $ 0.21 USD
13 IV. Bourrée. Allegro moderato 00:53 $ 0.21 USD
14 V. Meditation. Adagio molto 04:07 $ 0.99 USD
15 V. Aria. Andante molto cantabile 01:42 $ 0.41 USD
16 VI. Estampida. Allegro 01:14 $ 0.30 USD
17 VII. Toccata. Allegro feroce 01:43 $ 0.41 USD
 
  Enchiridion — Anhang 03:33
18 I. Intermezzo. Andante con moto (1949) 01:50 $ 0.44 USD
19 II. L’après-midi d’un Puck. Allegro giocoso (1951) 00:51 $ 0.20 USD
20 III. Hommage à Johann Strauss. Tempo di valse (1951) 00:52 $ 0.21 USD
 
  Enchiridion II (Exerzitien) (1951) 10:05
21 I. Vigil. Larghetto molto 02:30 $ 0.60 USD
22 II. Hora. Moderato 01:48 $ 0.43 USD
23 III. Ostinato. Presto 01:15 $ 0.30 USD
24 IV. Matutin. Cantabile molto 02:24 $ 0.58 USD
25 V. Imagination. Sostenuto 02:08 $ 0.51 USD
 
  Konfigurationen (Stücke für Klavier) (1956) 09:43
26 I. 01:10 $ 0.28 USD
27 II. 01:18 $ 0.31 USD
28 III. 00:48 $ 0.19 USD
29 IV. 00:35 $ 0.14 USD
30 V. 01:23 $ 0.33 USD
31 VI. 01:42 $ 0.41 USD
32 VII. 00:56 $ 0.22 USD
33 VIII. 01:51 $ 0.44 USD
 
  Album total 74:02
ComposerZimmermann, Bernd Alois
PianoFernandez, Eduardo

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