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Udo Zimmermann

(b. 1943)


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(b Dresden, 1943).

Ger. composer and conductor. Three times recipient of E. Germany's Mendelssohn schol. Prod. at Dresden Opera 1970. Prof. of comp., Dresden Hochschule für Mus., 1978; prof. of experimental mus. th., Dresden, 1982. Intendant Leipzig State Opera 1990–2001; Deutsche Oper, Berlin, 2001–3. Works incl. 5 operas; timpani conc. (1965); Dramatic Impression of the Death of J. F. Kennedy, vc., orch. (1963); Sinfonia come un grande lamento (1970); str. qt. (1974); settings of Neruda and Rózewicz for v. and pf.; and operas The Schuhu and the Flying Princess (1976), The Wondrous Shoemaker Woman (1982), and The White Rose (1986).

Subjects: Music.


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