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A week of world premières

Posted on 03 June 2011

Georg Friedrich HaasOur week of world premières continues, following yesterday’s new work by Vykintas Baltakas.

On Saturday, Georg Friedrich Haas’ new work for chamber orchestra, chants oubliés, is part of a portrait concert given by the Munich Chamber Orchestra, which is joined by Teodoro Anzelotti and Kelvin Hawthorne.

Johannes Maria Staud’s new monodrama for narrator and ensemble, Der Riß durch den Tag, is given its world première in Dresden by Bruno Ganz and the Staatskapelle Dresden.

In other news, the Dutch Radio’s famous ZaterdagMatinee series presents the Dutch première of Wolfgang Rihm’s QUID EST DEUS? The concert is broadcast live on Dutch Radio (14:15, Sat 4 June CEST).

Wolfgang Rihm on Schönberg’s Op. 31

Posted on 27 May 2011

Schönberg in the garden

We’re still celebrating Schönberg’s estate being included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, so here’s another chance to hear Wolfgang Rihm talking (in German) about Schönberg’s Variations Op. 31.

Here are translated excerpts.

By the way, the photo above is available as a mousepad (would you believe it!), as is this one.

Wolfgang Rihm: New catalogue of works

Posted on 26 April 2011

We've just published our new catalogue of works by Wolfgang Rihm.

Download a PDF file of the catalogue here

Wolfgang Rihm on the radio: Das Rot

Posted on 26 April 2011

Wolfgang RihmOn the radio tonight, a recording from the recent Klavierfestival Ruhr, with tenor Taylan Memioglu and Dan Deutsch at the piano.

Hear Wolfgang Rihm’s song cycle, Das Rot, to poems by Karoline von Günderrode, in a concert also including Henze and Schumann. 20:03 (Paris time) on WDR3.

Read more at the WDR website.

Alarm Will Sound rehearsing Rihm in Berlin

Posted on 28 March 2011

Here’s a video of Alarm Will Sound rehearsing Wolfgang Rihms Will Sound at the Maerzmusik Festival in Berlin last week.

Watch you YouTube.

Alarm Will Sound at the MaerzMusik Festival

Posted on 21 March 2011

MaerzmusikAlarm Will Sound take to the stage tonight at the MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin.

On the programme are Harrison Birtwistle’s Carmen Arcadiae Mechanicae Perpetuum and Wolfgang Rihm’s Will Sound, which was written for the ensemble. Alan Pierson conducts.

The concert will be broadcast on Thursday 24th on Deutschlandradio Kultur.

Wolfgang Rihm's Das Gehege returns to Hamburg

Posted on 09 February 2011

Das Gehege HamburgWolfgang Rihm’s one-act opera Das Gehege returns to the Hamburg State Opera this Thursday (10th February) for a further three performances.

Das Gehege is presented in an evening-length programme called Trilogie der Frauen* [Trilogy of Women], which includes Schönberg’s Erwartung and Oscar Strasnoy’s Le Bal.

Watch a video presentation of the production

* not to be confused with Rihm’s own trilogy Drei Frauen, which consists of Aria/Ariadne, Das Gehege and the Penthesliea Monolog.