Amazing Tabea!


Violist Tabea Zimmermann.

On this CD, Tabea Zimmermann commemorates the 50th anniversary of Paul Hindemith’s passing with this recording of his complete viola works. She plays on a viola made by Etienne Vatelot.

Let me begin with an introduction from my Spotify file called “Hank’s Tabea”:


Track Listings for this CD:

1. Der Schwanendreher (The Swan Turner)
2. Trauermusik (Music for Mourning)
3. Kammermusik No. 5, Op. 36 No. 4
4. Konzertmusik, Op. 48a (early edition, premiere)

Performed by Tabea Zimmermann (viola), with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted byHans Graf

The Observer recently wrote an amazing compliment:

One of the greatest players of our time (on any instrument).

Hindemith is regarded as a key composer for the viola, and was himself a famous violist who premiered the viola concertos by Darius Milhaud and William Walton.

On this CD, Tabea Zimmermann has teamed up with exceptional musical partners: the Grammy®-winning DSO Berlin, conducted by Hans Graf, who thoroughly dedicate themselves to Hindemith’s legacy.

Here is Bartók’s Viola Concerto, with Tabea Zimmermann, viola soloist, and Semyon Bychkov conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker


And now listen to this amazing video:

Tabea Zimmermann and Kirill Gerstein record “Sonatas for Viola and piano”. She talks about how differently she plays Schubert and Brahms now, compared to how she played this music a few years ago. This is music making at its very best!



Tags: Tabea Zimmermann, Hindemith, Viola