David Zinman

Biography

Born: Jul 9, 1936, USA  
David Zinman is an American conductor, well known for his broad repertoire with large emphasis on recent music both in North America and Europe. His own instrument was the violin, which he studied at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio. He took a Masters in composition at the University of Minnesota in 1963. During the same period he attended the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. French conductor Pierre Monteux noticed him, leading Read more to Zinman's enrolling in Monteux's conducting school in Maine. From 1961 to 1963 Zinman served as Monteux's assistant, and he considers Monteux his primary mentor.
He appeared as a guest conductor at the Nederlands Kammerorkest, after which the organization engaged him as its conductor. He held that position from 1965 to 1977. His success in Holland led one of the country's leading full-size orchestras, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, to invite him to be its music director (1979-82). He also conducted at the Holland Festival. In the meantime he had been music adviser (1972-74) and music director (1974-85) of the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic. In 1983 he became principal guest conductor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. This association was elevated to the position of music director in 1985.
Zinman has been known for a very broad repertoire and innovative programming. In Baltimore he added a summer music festival, a discovery series of contemporary music, and Saturday morning "Casual Concerts," with commentary by the conductor. His highly acclaimed recordings on such labels as Telarc, Argo, and Sony Classics include music as traditional as the Elgar symphonies and overtures and as unusual as Michael Daugherty's Metropolis Symphony, based on characters and situations from the Superman comic books. He has helped spark interest in a new type of American symphonic music. Turning its back on the abstruse, international sound of the 12-tone music that was current around the world between 1950 and 1980, Zinman had helped promote an type of tonal music featuring the driving rhythms that characterize American popular and jazz music. Although the music is often controversial, the presence of such elements in this music thrills much of the established audience and attracts a new one.
In 1998 Zinman stepped down from his Baltimore position, but continued as music director and chief conductor of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra (since 1995), and as music director of the Aspen Music Festival. Read less

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Born: Jul 9, 1936, USA  
David Zinman is an American conductor, well known for his broad repertoire with large emphasis on recent music both in North America and Europe. His own instrument was the violin, which he studied at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio. He took a Masters in composition at the University of Minnesota in 1963. During the same period he attended the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. French conductor Pierre Monteux noticed him, leading Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Allegro ma non tanto
2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
3. Finale (Alla breve)
Copland: Billy The Kid - Complete Ballet - Introduction: The Open Prairie
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Street In A Frontier Town
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Mexican Dance And Finale
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Prairie Night (Card Game At Night)
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Gun Battle
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Celebration - Billy In Prison - Waltz
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Billy's Death
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - The Open Prairie Again
1. Allegro ma non troppo - Quasi moderato
2. Adagio, ma non troppo
3. Finale (Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo)
1. Vorspiel (Allegro moderato)
2. Adagio
3. Finale (Allegro energico)
I. Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto. Allegro molto
IV. Allegro vivace
Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589: I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo. Presto - Trio. Piů lento
IV. Allegro moderato
1. Buckaroo Holiday
2. Corral Nocturne
3. Saturday Night Waltz
4. Hoe-Down
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Allegro
IV. Allegro vivace
I. Largo - Allegro vivace
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Allegro vivace
IV. Presto vivace
Cadenza
IV. Burlesque. Allegro con brio
III. Rondo. Allegro
Flute Concerto: I. Allegro con fermezza
Flute Concerto: II. Andante sostenuto
Flute Concerto: III. Allegro vivace
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Assai lento - Allegro molto
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Lento ma non troppo
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Allegro ma non troppo
I. Adagio: Andante - Adagio
II. Scherzo I: In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast
III. Purgatorio: Unheimlich bewegt
IV. Scherzo II: Kräftig, nicht zu schnell
V. Finale. Langsam - Allegro moderato - Andante comodo, aber nicht schleppend
I. Andante comodo
II. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb
III. Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig
1. Latin
2. Swedish
3. French
4. Spanish
5. Little March of the Three Kings
6. Latin
7. Russian
8. Czech
9. German
10. Latin
11. Italian
Polish Christmas Carols: 1. Aniol pasterzom mówil (Angels to the shepherds came)
2. Hej! weselmy sie (Hey! we rejoice now)
3. Gdy sie Chrystus rodzi (When the Christ to us is born)
6. Gdy sliczna Panna (Our Lovely Lady)
7. Przybiezeli do Betlejem (Hurrying to Bethlehem)
8. W zlobie lezy (In a manger)
9. Jezus malusienki (Jesus there is lying)
10. My tez pastuszkowie (We are shepherds)
11. Lulajze, Jezuniu (Lullaby, Jesus)
13. Jezu, sliczny kwiecie (Jesus, lovely flower)
14. Hola hola, pasterze z pola (Hey la, hey la, shepherds there you are)
15. A coz z ta dziecina (What to do with this child?)
16. Hej, hej, lelija Panna Maryja (Hey, hey, lovely Lady Mary)
17. Z narodzenia Pana (This is our Lord's birthday)
Retablo de Navidad: III. Aire y donaire (Airs and Graces)
IV. Pastorcito santo (Holy Shepherd Boy)
V. Coplillas de Belén (Carols of Bethlehem)
1. Prélude
2. Nocturne
3. Valse
4. Mazurka
5. Mazurka
6. Prélude
7. Valse
8. Valse
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance - 3. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto in moto perpetuo
1. Vidui (Contrition)
2. Nigun (Improvisation)
3. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)
1. Andante tranquilo
2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
3. Vivace
Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 61: I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo. Allegro
I. Phaedrus. Pausanias (Lento - Allegro)
II. Aristophanes (Allegretto)
III. Eryximachus (Presto)
IV. Agathon (Adagio)
I. Allemande
Copland: Rodeo - 1. Buckaroo Holiday
Copland: Rodeo - 2. Corral Nocturne
Copland: Rodeo - 3. Saturday Night Waltz
Copland: Rodeo - 4. Hoe-Down
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance - 1. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance - 2. Adagio
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.1 in D minor, BWV 1052 - piano performance - 3. Allegro
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance - 1. (Allegro)
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance - 2. Largo
J.S. Bach: Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Continuo No.5 in F minor, BWV 1056 - Piano performance - 3. Presto
Haydn: Clavier Concerto in D, H.XVIII No.2 - 1. Vivace
Haydn: Clavier Concerto in D, H.XVIII No.2 - 2. Un poco adagio
Haydn: Clavier Concerto in D, H.XVIII No.2 - 3. Rondo all'Ungherese. Allegro assai
1. Allegro assai
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Largo con sordini, mesto
3. Allegro assai
Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Barber: Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Adagio For Strings, Op.11
Serenade after Plato's Symposium: 1. Phaedrus. Pausanias (Stereo)
2. Aristophanes (Stereo)
3. Eryximachus (Stereo)
4. Agathon (Stereo)
5. Socrates. Alcibiades (Stereo)
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 1. Maestoso
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. Larghetto
Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 3. Allegro vivace
1. Prelude
2. Andantino quasi allegretto
3. Lento (The King's Three Blind Daughters)
4. Sicilienne
5. Andante
6. Molto adagio
I. The Protecting Veil
II. Annunciation
III. The Incarnation
IV. Lament of the Mother of God at the Cross
V. Christ is Risen!
VI. The Dormition of the Mother of God
VII. The Protecting Veil
1. Agitato, (with urgency and rhythmic intensity)
2. Scherzando, (playfully)
3. Adagio non troppo
4. Con moto, ben misurato
Anima Mundi (1995): 1. Musica Verna
2. Lacrimae Rerum
3. Nox Tenebroso
4. Lux Hiberna
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Presto in moto perpetuo
1. Vidui (Contrition)
2. Nigun (Improvisation)
3. Simchas Torah (Rejoicing)
1. Andante tranquilo
2. Presto capriccioso alla napolitana
3. Vivace
1. Lex
2. Krypton
3. MXYZPTLK
4. Oh, Lois!
5. Red Cape Tango
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Assai lento - Allegro molto
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Lento ma non troppo
Bartók: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, Sz.115 - Allegro ma non troppo
1. Alborada
2. Variazioni
3. Alborada
4. Scena e canto gitano
5. Fandango asturiano
1. Introduction
2. Dance of the Birds (Danse des oiseaux)
3. Cortčge
4. Dance of the Tumblers (Danse des bouffons)
1. Tsar's Farewell and Departure
2. Tsarina in a Barrel at Sea
3. The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee
4. The Three Wonders
1. Tsar Dodon in his Palace
2. Tsar Dodon on Campaign
3. Tsar Dodon as Guest of the Queen of Shemakha
4. The Wedding and Lamentable End of Dodon
1. Allegro assai
2. Andante
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegretto
2. Adagio
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro
2. Largo con sordini, mesto
3. Allegro assai
1. Allegro di molto
2. Largo
3. Presto
1. Allegro maestoso
2. Adagio non troppo
3. Rondo (Tempo di Menuetto)
Copland: Billy The Kid - Complete Ballet - Introduction: The Open Prairie
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Street In A Frontier Town
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Mexican Dance And Finale
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Prairie Night (Card Game At Night)
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Gun Battle
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Celebration - Billy In Prison - Waltz
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - Billy's Death
Copland: Billy the Kid - complete ballet - The Open Prairie Again
Concerto in A, K. 622: I. Allegro
Concerto in A, K. 622: II. Adagio
Concerto in A, K. 622: III. Rondo. Allegro


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