Manfred Schmitz (1939-2014)
Manfred Schmitz was a much respected CONTEMPORARY composer, pianist and educator. His jazz-influenced compositions for children are part of the standard program of numerous music schools far beyond Germany.
His Tango-Prelude II also shows the influence of a popular dance from Argentina in South America – the Tango. The angular rhythms and syncopation in the music are typical of the Tango dance.