We salute one of the great composers of the 20th century, Bernd Alois Zimmermann – and get an idea of where he came from and where he led to: the concert includes pieces by a composer that Zimmermann was greatly inspired by, Richard Wagner, and a world premiere by his erstwhile student, York Höller. Hang on for an interesting ride.



Emilio Pomarico

Emilio Pomarico Photo: Klaus Rudolph

Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Gürzenich Orchestra Cologne, West German Radio SO/Francois Xavier Roth, Emilio Pomarico

WAGNER: Overture, Die Meistersinger

HÖLLER, York: Viola Concerto

WAGNER: Ride of the Valkyries

WAGNER: Overture, Parsifal

ZIMMERMANN: Overture, Die Soldaten

ZIMMERMANN: Symphony in One Movement

BACH, J S: Ich will den Kreutztab gerne tragen, BWV 56

ZIMMERMANN: Music for King Ubu's Suppers

Recorded in Philharmonie, Cologne (Deutsche Welle)