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Process made visible: Bernd Alois Zimmermann used piano pieces as models for orchestral recomposition through instrumentation. Heinz Holliger brought these forgotten pieces back to the stage and to the public eye in Cologne on the occasion of Zimmermann’s 100th birthday. These recordings reveal how Zimmermann’s arrangements re-appear among the labyrinthine network of references in his best-known works, making his compositional process more comprehensible.

Original compositions by Bernd Alois Zimmermann:
Alagoana. Caprichos Brasileiros | Kontraste | Konzert | Sinfonie in einem Satz | Stille und Umkehr | …

First Recordings of recompositions by Bernd Alois Zimmermann based on works by Villa-Lobos | Milhaud | Casella | Mussorgsky | Liszt | Rachmaninoff | Busoni | Smetana | Dvorˇák | Niemann | Kodály | …

WDR Sinfonieorchester | conductor: Heinz Holliger
Sarah Wegener: soprano
Marcus Weiss: saxophone | Ueli Wiget: piano

Expected release date July/August 2022, available from WERGO.
The 3-CD box set can be pre-ordered under