Zimmermann: Canto di speranza; Cello Concerto; Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra; Trumpet Concerto 'Nobody knows the trouble I see'

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Composer(s):
Zimmermann
Works:
Canto di speranza; Cello Concerto; Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra; Trumpet Concerto ‘Nobody knows the trouble I see’
Performer:
Heinrich Schiff (cello), Heinz Holliger (oboe), Håkan Hardenberger (trumpet); SWF SO Baden-Baden/Michael Gielen
Label:
Philips
Catalogue Number:
434 114-2 Reissue (1993)
Performance:
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Sound:
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5
Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
In his best works, Bernd Alois Zimmermann interpreted the Zeitgeist of West Germany in the Fifties and Sixties with an oddly persuasive passion. These concertos reflect something of his range: from the 12-note neo-classicism of the Oboe Concerto and the cello concerto, Canto di speranza, to the bold dramatic juxtapositions and piquant lyricism of the second Cello Concerto. Best known, and most idiosyncratic, is the one for trumpet, Nobody knows the trouble I see (it was originally ‘de trouble’): a powerful integration of 12-note writing and a broadly Fifties jazz idiom. Solo performances, in particular – from top-flight virtuosi – are brilliantly executed. Keith Potter
Weill/Hindemith/Toch
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