BERND ALOIS ZIMMERMANN (1918-1970): Cello Concerto (Siegfried Palm [cello], SWF Symphony Orchestra; Ernest Bour), Photoptosis (Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra; Hans Zender), Tratto II for Electronics.
Catalogue Number: 09O061
Reference: WER 6776 2
Description: An uncompromising modernist, Zimmermann received his early training in Darmstadt and composed music utilising every technique available in our century - serialism, aleatoric techniques, collage (integrating quotations and references to many different styles as components of his work), electronics and mixed media. Many of his works have a strong theatrical component, and so it is with the cello concerto while Photoptosis (also from 1968) translates the concept of the changing of color according to the incidence of light to the realm of musical color or timbre. (Not the same recordings as appeared in our October 1997 catalogue (10-098) on cpo.) Tratto II was composed for the 1968 Osaka World Exhibition and is built up entirely of sine waves. Original 1972 Wergo LP release.