Since 1996 he has taught piano at the Academy of Music in Basel. Zimerman is best known for his interpretations of Romantic music, but has performed a wide variety of classical pieces as well. He has also been a supporter of contemporary music. For example, Witold Lutosławski wrote his Piano Concerto for Zimerman, who later recorded it. Amongst his best-known recordings are the piano concertos of Grieg and Schumann with Herbert von Karajan, the Brahms concerti with Leonard Bernstein, the piano concertos of Chopin (twice; once conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini and a later recording conducted by himself at the keyboard), the piano concertos of Beethoven under Bernstein, the first and second piano concertos of Rachmaninoff and the piano concertos of Liszt with Seiji Ozawa, and solo piano works by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Schubert. Zimerman does not announce the program of his concerts far in advance.
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