Thoughts on Bernd Alois Zimmermann? (Trung youíd hate him but besides that)
Posted by Cameren on 6/22/2017, 11:07 pm 67.166.87.x
I donít imagine Ďcontemporaryí classical is popular among these parts, so I havenít brought him up before, but Iíve known of him for a good three years and canít help but ask at this point. There are a lot of strikes one could count against him, and I wouldnít argue with them, but the power of his (granted, bleak as ####) vision and its visceral effects on me lead me to regard him very highly. (Bold opinion, I know, but from what Iíve heard of both he destroys Penderecki.) I have zero familiarity with the vernacular of discussing classical music, though, so I wonít embarrass myself there. I'll do that by disclosing that in the nine months since the breakup, Zimmermannís Requiem for a Young Poet (
(My experience is with the late period stuff, so thatís what Iím talking about, but if you have opinions on earlier works I welcome them too.
Oh, and recommendations in this vein are also appreciated.)