Bernd Alois Zimmermann

1918 - 1970

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Bernd Alois Zimmermann (20 March 1918 – 10 August 1970) was a German composer. He is perhaps best known for his opera Die Soldaten, which is regarded as one of the most important German operas of the 20th century, after those of Berg. As a result of his individual style, it is hard to label his music as avant-garde, serial or postmodern. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bernd Alois Zimmermann has received more than 118,256 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 21 in 2019). Bernd Alois Zimmermann is the 565th most popular composer (down from 520th in 2019), the 2,197th most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,990th in 2019) and the 87th most popular Composer.

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Among composers, Bernd Alois Zimmermann ranks 565 out of 1,216Before him are Aloysia Weber, Antonio Maria Abbatini, Pancho Vladigerov, François Devienne, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, and Georg Joseph Vogler. After him are Guillaume Lekeu, Alexander Gretchaninov, Leopold Koželuch, Johann Adam Hiller, Maddalena Casulana, and Tielman Susato.

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Among people born in 1918, Bernd Alois Zimmermann ranks 105Before him are Kazuo Sakamaki, Ajahn Chah, Helmut Lent, Abba Kovner, Borys Paton, and Bebo Valdés. After him are Ida Lupino, Leila Mourad, Raimon Panikkar, Theodore Sturgeon, Alexander Shelepin, and Massimo Girotti. Among people deceased in 1970, Bernd Alois Zimmermann ranks 91Before him are Vasyl Sukhomlynsky, Eiji Tsuburaya, John Barbirolli, Yusof Ishak, Lucien Goldmann, and Albert Lamorisse. After him are Vera Brittain, Franz Schlegelberger, Pedro Eugenio Aramburu, Romaine Brooks, Jacques Pills, and Ludolf von Alvensleben.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bernd Alois Zimmermann ranks 2,197 out of 6,142Before him are Konrad von Jungingen (1355), Philipp Ludwig von Seidel (1821), Johann Nikolaus Forkel (1749), Johannes R. Becher (1891), Georg Joseph Vogler (1749), and Jérôme Boateng (1988). After him are Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688), Frederick V, Burgrave of Nuremberg (1332), Frederick William, Elector of Hesse (1802), Christian I, Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg (1568), George William, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1624), and Wenceslaus I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg (1337).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Bernd Alois Zimmermann ranks 87Before him are Karl Amadeus Hartmann (1905), Fredrik Pacius (1809), Johann David Heinichen (1683), Aloysia Weber (1760), Johann Nikolaus Forkel (1749), and Georg Joseph Vogler (1749). After him are Tielman Susato (1500), Hermann Abendroth (1883), Adolf von Henselt (1814), Hermann Scherchen (1891), Andreas Werckmeister (1645), and Johann Kirnberger (1721).