"Man müßte nach Rom gehen". Bernd Alois Zimmermann und Italien

For numerous artists and intellectuals from the German-speaking world, Italy once again became a place of longing and refuge in the post-war period. This also applies to Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918–1970), who in 1957 was the first composer to receive a scholarship at the reopened German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome. Further stay in Rome would profoundly influence Zimmermann on both a biographical and artistic level.
The volume brings together the research results of an international conference, which was organised in 2018 by the Bernd Alois Zimmermann-Gesamtausgabe together with the German Historical Institute in Rome on the occasion of the centenary of the composer's birth. For the first time, the contributions and dialogues consider Zimmermann's stays in Italy in a broader manner and from different perspectives. They shed light on the genesis of individual works, the institutional integration of Villa Massimo into the cultural landscape of the Cold War era and the reception of Zimmermann by Italian modernism.

Analecta musicologica

55: Sabine Ehrmann-Herfort/Adrian Kuhl/Matthias Pasdzierny/Dörte Schmidt (Eds.)
"Man müßte nach Rom gehen". Bernd Alois Zimmermann und Italien, Kassel et al.: Bärenreiter 2020 (351 pp.), ISBN 978-3-7618-2142-8.

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