Neue Einfachheit (Ger.: ‘New Simplicity’)
- Christopher Fox
A short-lived movement that flourished in the later 1970s and early 1980s, conceived in reaction to the formalized, abstracted compositional procedures of postwar avant-garde music. Although some critics argued that such composers as Henze and Reimann were forerunners of the Neue Einfachheit, it was essentially a tendency within the younger generation of German composers, such as Hans-Jürgen von Bose (...