Heinz Werner Zimmermann

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Birthday
11, 1930
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
11, 1930 (age 89)
Birthplace
Germany

About

Twentieth-century, German-born composer whose musical works include psalms for organ, plucked double bass motets, and oratorio.

Before Fame

After graduating from the Freiburg Conservatory, he headed the Spandauer Kirchenmusikschule, a prominent German school for the study of sacred music.

Trivia

His best-known individual compositions include Missa Profana, Symphonia Sacra, and The Bible of Spirituals.

Family Life

His wife, Renate Zimmerman, had a career as an organist.

Associated With

He was the 1982 recipient of the prestigious Johann Sebastian Bach Prize.