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Symphony in one Movement

Symphony in one Movement

for orchestra (1951)


  • Instrumentation: Orchestra
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
Written during the post-war period, the Symphony in one Movement swings in a “broad sweep from an apocalyptic threat to mystic immersion” (Zimmermann). This work is the first illustration of Zimmermann’s so characteristic fundamental concept for his later compositions in which the entire piece from the smallest details to (in this case) complete single movement was developed from a single musical “germ cell”. The twelve-note row underpinning this work still retains a thematic function in the manner of Arnold Schoenberg or Alban Berg. Even though Zimmermann turned away from thematic connection to a more neutral planning of material in his subsequent leanings towards serial structural principles, the ground-breaking intensity of expression in this Symphony in one Movement is an essential feature to which Zimmermann remained loyal in all subsequent creative periods.
Details
Performance duration: 18'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 3. März 1952 Köln, Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz (D) · Dirigent: Hans Rosbaud · Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
Year of composition: 1951
instrumentation: 2 (auch 2 Picc.) · 0 · 2 (auch 2 Es-Klar.) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 2 · 2 · 1 - P. S. (Xyl. · Vibr. · Marimba · hg. Beck. · 2 Beck. · Tamt. · Rahmentr. · Tomt. · gr. Tr.) (2 Spieler) - Hfe. · Klav. · Org. - Str.
Performances
Conductor: Brad Lubman
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2018-12-14 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal — 19:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-10-18 | Duisburg (Germany), Mercatorhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-10-17 | Duisburg (Germany), Mercatorhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra: Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
2018-09-02 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra: Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
2018-08-30 | Rotterdam (Netherlands), De Doelen Konzertsaal — 20:15
Conductor: Steven Heelein
Orchestra: Studierende der Hochschule für evangelische Kirchenmusik
2018-06-17 | Bayreuth (Germany), Stadtkirche — 19:00
Conductor: Emilio Pomarico
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-05-05 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-03-03 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater - Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-03-02 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater - Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2017-10-29 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Congresshalle — 11:00
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2017-04-29 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr
Conductor: Adam Stern
Orchestra: Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
2016-06-04 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), Benaroya Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Hans Rotman
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Halle
2012-01-26 | Halle (Germany), neues theater
Conductor: Alejo Perez
Orchestra: Radio Kamer Filharmonie
2011-01-06 | Utrecht (Netherlands), Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra: Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
1952-03-03 | Köln (Germany), Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz | World Premiere
Written during the post-war period, the Symphony in one Movement swings in a “broad sweep from an apocalyptic threat to mystic immersion” (Zimmermann). This work is the first illustration of Zimmermann’s so characteristic fundamental concept for his later compositions in which the entire piece from the smallest details to (in this case) complete single movement was developed from a single musical “germ cell”. The twelve-note row underpinning this work still retains a thematic function in the manner of Arnold Schoenberg or Alban Berg. Even though Zimmermann turned away from thematic connection to a more neutral planning of material in his subsequent leanings towards serial structural principles, the ground-breaking intensity of expression in this Symphony in one Movement is an essential feature to which Zimmermann remained loyal in all subsequent creative periods.
Performance duration: 18'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 3. März 1952 Köln, Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz (D) · Dirigent: Hans Rosbaud · Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
Year of composition: 1951
instrumentation: 2 (auch 2 Picc.) · 0 · 2 (auch 2 Es-Klar.) · 2 (2. auch Kfg.) - 2 · 2 · 2 · 1 - P. S. (Xyl. · Vibr. · Marimba · hg. Beck. · 2 Beck. · Tamt. · Rahmentr. · Tomt. · gr. Tr.) (2 Spieler) - Hfe. · Klav. · Org. - Str.
Conductor: Brad Lubman
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2018-12-14 | München (Germany), Herkulessaal — 19:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-10-18 | Duisburg (Germany), Mercatorhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Duisburger Philharmoniker
2018-10-17 | Duisburg (Germany), Mercatorhalle — 20:00
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra: Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
2018-09-02 | Berlin (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra: Rotterdams Philharmonisch Orkest
2018-08-30 | Rotterdam (Netherlands), De Doelen Konzertsaal — 20:15
Conductor: Steven Heelein
Orchestra: Studierende der Hochschule für evangelische Kirchenmusik
2018-06-17 | Bayreuth (Germany), Stadtkirche — 19:00
Conductor: Emilio Pomarico
Orchestra: WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2018-05-05 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-03-03 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater - Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Mainz
2018-03-02 | Mainz (Germany), Staatstheater - Großes Haus — 20:00
Conductor: Peter Hirsch
Orchestra: Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern
2017-10-29 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Congresshalle — 11:00
Conductor: Steven Sloane
Orchestra: Bochumer Symphoniker
2017-04-29 | Bochum (Germany), Anneliese Brost Musikforum Ruhr
Conductor: Adam Stern
Orchestra: Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra
2016-06-04 | Seattle, WA (United States of America), Benaroya Hall — 14:00
Conductor: Hans Rotman
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Halle
2012-01-26 | Halle (Germany), neues theater
Conductor: Alejo Perez
Orchestra: Radio Kamer Filharmonie
2011-01-06 | Utrecht (Netherlands), Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn | national Premiere
Conductor: Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra: Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
1952-03-03 | Köln (Germany), Funkhaus am Wallrafplatz | World Premiere