Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – 10. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
10. Streichquartett

Year of composition: 1993/1997
Scored for: for string quartet
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
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Commissioned by: geschrieben für das Arditti-Quartett, London, im Auftrag der Berliner Festwochen
Duration: 23′
Dedication: Franz Armin Morat gewidmet
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10. Streichquartett

World Première

Location: Philharmonie Berlin / Germany
Date: 20.09.1997
Orchestra: Arditti String Quartet

Work Introduction

This work consists of three movements; the first, Vorform [“Preform”] and the third, Strophe, are quite short – they frame the middle movement, called Battaglia / Follia [“Battle / Folly”], according to which the music is written. It is aggressive, chiselled (the strings are more often struck than bowed). This is the milieu in which the children’s song Taler, Taler, musst wandern, von der einen Hand zur andern appears. Naturally, the middle section also makes references to La Follia. The thrilling furioso is followed in the last movement by a “sonically severe, concentrated and almost metaphysical counterpart, giving the totality of the composition its compelling power,” as Matthias Roth says.

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Set of parts – String Quartet No. 10

  • 2 violins, viola and cello
  • Edition type: set of parts
  • UE31144
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-1439-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-05866-0
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score - 10. Streichquartett

10. Streichquartett
  • for string quartet
  • Edition type: score

score - 10. Streichquartett

10. Streichquartett
  • for string quartet
  • Edition type: score

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