Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918-1970)

Dialoge (1960)

concerto for two pianos and large orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1960
      Revision dates : 1965
    • Duration : 19 mn
    • Editor : Schott, Mayence, nº ED 7134
    • Commission: Radio de Cologne (WDR)
    • Dedication : Hommage à Claude Debussy
Detailed formation
  • soliste : 2 pianos
  • 5 flutes (also 5 piccolos, 1 alto flute), 3 oboes (also 1 English horn), 5 clarinets (also 1 E-flat clarinet [en mib] , 1 bass clarinet), 2 alto saxophones (also 1 tenor saxophone, 1 baritone saxophone), 3 bassoons (also 2 contrabassoons), 5 horns, 4 trumpets [en ut] (also 1 piccolo trumpet), 4 trombones (also 1 contrabass trombone), contrabass tuba, 9 percussionists, 3 timpani, harp, guitar, celesta, 14 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 7 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 5 December 1960
    Location :

    Allemagne, Cologne


    Performers :

    Alfons et Aloys Kontarsky : pianos et l'Orchestre symphonique de la radio de Cologne (WDR), direction : Sixten Ehrling.

  • Date : 10 March 1968
    Location :

    Allemagne, Mannheim


    Performers :

    Alfons et Aloys Kontarsky, pianos et l'Orchestre symphonique de la Radio, direction : Rudolf Alberth.