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Zimmermann: Die Soldaten / Gielen, Gabry, Synek, et al

Album Summary

>Zimmermann, Bernd Alois : Die Soldaten, opera in 4 acts
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"The conventional wisdom in German-speaking countries (and even beyond) is that Bernd Alois Zimmermann's Die Soldaten is the most important opera to be written since Wozzeck... It's hard to argue with that assessment... Zimmermann was an endlessly inventive composer with a brilliant theatrical sense... The performances are uniformly superlative... Any fan of contemporary opera should be grateful to Wergo for making this remarkable performance of Zimmermann's masterpiece available again, and anyone skeptical about the expressive possibilities of serialism ought to get to know this searing work." -All Music Guide


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>Zimmermann, Bernd Alois : Die Soldaten, opera in 4 acts
  • Performers: Helga Jenckel (Mezzo Soprano); Willi Brokmeier (Tenor); Camillo Meghor; Karl-Josef Görgen (Organ); Norman Paige (Bass); Edith Gabry (Soprano); Hubert Mohler (Tenor); Albert Weikenmeier (Tenor); Gerd Nienstedt (Bass); Wolfgang Meyer (Organ); Heribert Steinbach (Tenor); Heiner Horn (Bass); Claudio Nicolai (Baritone); Liane Synek (Soprano); Zoltan Kelemen (Bass); Anton Ridder (Voice); Eric Winkelmann
  • Conductor: Michael Gielen
  • Ensemble: Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
  • Notes: Groáer Sendesaal, Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln (02/21/1965-02/22/1965)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1957-1965