Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – 3. Abgesangsszene

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
3. Abgesangsszene

Year of composition: 1979-1980
Scored for: for baritone and orchestra
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Text Source: "Die neunte Stunde"
Text Author: Peter Huchel
Original Language: Deutsch
Soloists: baritone
Instrumentation: 3 2 2 2 - 4 1 1 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, pno, bass tpt, str(12 10 8 6 4)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+1stpicc)
3rd flute (+2ndpicc)
1st oboe (+ob.d'a)
2nd oboe (+c.a)
clarinet in Bb (+cl(Eb))
bass clarinet in Bb
1st horn in F (+oo)
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
trumpet in C
bass trumpet
piano (+cel)
violin I(12)
violin II(10)
Commissioned by: Kompositionsauftrag des Philharmonischen Orchesters Freiburg
Duration: 20′
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3. Abgesangsszene

World Première

Location: Freiburg / Germany
Date: 18.05.1981
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg
Conductor: Klaus Weise
Main Soloists: Morris Morgan, Bar

Work Introduction

In this, the third part of the cycle, Rihm set König Lear and Der Fremde geht davon, two poems by Peter Huchel (1903-1981), to music. This is late Romantic music in the Mahler tradition, highly dramatic and occasionally dance-like. The score is replete with clearly contoured motifs, i.e. melodies which, in the first poem, distantly recall the Wölfli-Lieder and, in the second, suggest folksongs. The orchestration is unusually colourful, adding to the theatrical qualities of this farewell scene.

Score – 3. Abgesangsszene

  • for baritone and orchestra
  • Edition type: score
  • Language: German
  • UE17238
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-5070-0
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-04043-6
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