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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 8

Posted on 22 Januar 2012

It’s the final day of the 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes here in Paris, with two more concerts of Rihm’s string quartets.

Hagen Quartet

14.30 QUATUOR CAPUÇON
including Rihm’s Fetzen 1

17:30 HAGEN QUARTET
including Rihm’s Tristesse d’une étoile and Fetzen 2

Full score of Tristesse d’une étoile

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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 7

Posted on 21 Januar 2012

We move into the final weekend of the 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes at the Cité de la musique in Paris, with three Rihm string quartets on the programme today.

Quatuor Ysaÿe

11:00 Quatuor Ysaÿe
including Wolfgang Rihm’s Quartettstudie

Full score

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14:30 Arditti Quartett
including Rihm’s String Quartet No. 5

Full score

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20:30 Prazák Quartet
including Rihm’s String Quartet No. 4

Full score

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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 6

Posted on 18 Januar 2012

It’s day 6 of the 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes at the Cité de la musique in Paris.

Arditti Quartet

19:00 ARDITTI QUARTET / JERUSALEM QUARTET
including Wolfgang Rihm’s String Quartet No. 3

Full score

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20:30 BORODIN QUARTET
including Wolfgang Rihm’s Grave – In memoriam Thomas Kakuska

Full score

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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 5

Posted on 18 Januar 2012

It’s day 5 of the 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes at the Cité de la musique in Paris.

Quatuor Diotima

19:00 QUATUOR DIOTIMA
including Wolfgang Rihm’s String Quartet No. 1 and String Quartet No. 8

Full score of String Quartet No. 1

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Full score of String Quartet No. 8

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20:30 ARDITTI QUARTET / QUATUOR ÉBÈNE
including the world première of Wolfgang Rihm’s String Quartet No. 13 (commissioned by the Cité de la musique)

Full score

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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 4

Posted on 18 Januar 2012

Its day 4 of the 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.

Cuarteto Casals

19:00 CUARTETO CASALS
including Wolfgang Rihm’s Zwischenblick “Selbsthenker”

Full score

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20:30 KRONOS QUARTET
including Rihm’s String Quartet No. 7

Full score

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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 3

Posted on 17 Januar 2012

After a day off, the 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes continues with day 3 at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.

Tokyo String Quartet

20:30 TOKYO STRING QUARTET
including
Rihm’s brief Zwischen den Zeilen

Full score

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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 2

Posted on 15 Januar 2012

It's day 2 of the 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes at the Cité de la Musique in Paris.

Zemlinsky Quartet

14:30 ZEMLINSKY QUARTET
including Rihm’s String Quartet No. 10

Full score

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17:30 QUATUOR TETRAKTYS
including Rihm’s String Quartet No. 6

Full score

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Rihm String Quartets in Paris – Day 1

Posted on 14 Januar 2012

The 5e Biennale de quatuors à cordes is now underway in Paris, presenting the string quartets of Wolfgang Rihm amongst a range of other works. To celebrate, we are posting the full scores of many of the works here and on ISSUU.com.

The festival begins today (Saturday 14 Jan) with three concerts.

Quatuor Thymos

14:30 QUATUOR THYMOS
including Rihm’s String Quartet No. 9

17:00 QUATUOR VOCE

including Rihm’s String Quartet No. 2 and String Quartet No. 11

The full score of String Quartet No. 11 is here

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20:30 QUATUOR MODIGLIANI
including Rihm’s “Streichquartett” and String Quartet in G

The full scores are here:

Streichquartett 

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String Quartet in G

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Rihm at the ZaterdagMatinee in Amsterdam

Posted on 28 Oktober 2011

Christian MiedlThe iconic ZaterdagMatinee concert series in Amsterdam begins a special season dedicated to Wolfgang Rihm this Saturday.

During the forthcoming concert series, works by Rihm will be included in eight of the matinee concerts presented by the Dutch Radio at the Concertgebouw.

The series begins with the world première of Rihm’s Der Maler träumt for baritone and ensemble given by Christian Miedl and the Asko|Schönberg ensemble, alongside a performance of Male über Male 2 with clarinettist Jörg Widmann. Reinbert de Leeuw conducts. Music by Schreker and Widmann will also be performed.

Read more on the NTR website.

The concert is broadcast live on Dutch Radio 4 at 14:15 (Amsterdam time) on Saturday 29 Oct, and there’s a live video stream on the NTR website.

Wolfgang Rihm in Donaueschingen

Posted on 13 Oktober 2011

Donaueschingen FestivalThe 2011 Donaueschingen Festival starts tomorrow with a concert given by the RSO Baden-Baden and Freiburg together with the Ensemble MusikFabrik.

Emilio Pomàrico conducts the world première of Wolfgang Rihm’s “Séraphin”-Symphonie. The work is the latest incarnation of a “complex” of works that carry a reference to Antonin Artaud and his work.

To learn more, see this Rihm-Artaud-Overview, showing how the works are connected (PDF file – with thanks to Ulrich Mosch from the Sacher Foundation in Basel).

Visit the Donaueschingen pages at the SWR website, including videos from last year’s festival.


SWR2The concert will be broadcast live on SWR2 Radio at 8pm Paris time on 14 October. Listen online.

Anne-Sophie Mutter world première recordings

Posted on 16 September 2011

Anne-Sophie Mutter talks about her new CD featuring four world première recordings.

Included on the disc are Wolfgang Rihm’s Lichtes Spiel and Dyade.

Order online

Rihm’s Song Cycles available again

Posted on 19 Juli 2011 (Kommentare: 1)

Rihm 3 Liederzyklencol-legno’s 2003 CD with Christoph Prégardien and Siegfried Mauser, 3 Liederzyklen, is available again. The Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung celebrates the rerelease of this “brilliant recording”.

The CD contains:

Ende der Handschrift. 11 späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller
Nebendraußen. 8 Gedichte von Hermann Lenz

Rilke: 4 Gedichte

Order online at col legno


Listen to an excerpt of Nature morte, from Ende der Handschrift

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Dionysos in Amsterdam

Posted on 30 Juni 2011

The Dutch performances of Wolfgang Rihm’s new opera Dionysos have just come to an end, to much critical acclaim in the Netherlands.

The Netherlands Opera has published a video presenting the work, including interviews with Rihm and with stage director Pierre Audi.

Watch on YouTube.

The full recording of the Amsterdam production is still online at Radio4 Netherlands. And the full vocal score is here.

Listen to Rihm’s Dionysos from Amsterdam

Posted on 17 Juni 2011 (Kommentare: 2)

Dionysos

Wolfgang Rihm’s opera Dionysos was broadcast live from the Holland Festival in Amsterdam yesterday. The recording is online for a short period at the Dutch Radio4 website (the opera begins about 35 minutes in).

The full vocal score is online here.

A selection of performances this week

Posted on 15 Juni 2011

Carolin WidmannCarolin Widmann performs Wolfgang Rihm’s Über die Linie VII, Morton Feldman’s For Aaron Copland and Luciano Berio’s Sequenza VIII at the Konzerthaus in Vienna tonight.

Vykintas Baltakas’ (co)ro(na) is performed in Düsseldorf by the notabu.ensemble (15 June)

Ernst Krenek’s Das Geheime Königreich opens in Athens at the Greek National Opera.

The world première of Luke Bedford’s opera Seven Angels is on Friday 17 June.

The world première of Johannes Maria Staud’s Par ici is given by Ensemble intercontemporain, also on Friday.

Richard Rodney Bennett’s All the King’s Men can be heard in a new production in Cambridge on Saturday.

The list goes on … see all forthcoming concerts in our online performance calendar.