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Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Chiffre VI

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
Chiffre VI

Year of composition: 1985
Scored for: for 8 players
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation: bass cl,cbsn, hn, str(1 1 1 1 1)
Instrumentation details:
bass clarinet (+cl)
contrabassoon
horn
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
contrabass
Duration: 6′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Chiffre VI

World Première

Location: Karlsruhe / Germany
Date: 12.04.1985
Orchestra: Ensemble 13
Conductor: Manfred Reichert

Work Introduction

The sonic world of Chiffre VI differentiates it from the previous pieces in the cycle; it does without piano, while winds and strings keep the balance; the atmosphere is different, too. The music is less dramatic, more playful, even if some of the cycle’s characteristics recur – the insistent repetition of pitches, the sforzatissimi, the steep crescendi from pianissimo to fortissimo.

Again and again, Rihm shows indifference to beauty of sound, calling for “slow, torturous glissando,” for example, and instructing the E-flat clarinet to play “only the highest and ugliest notes” – and yet the piece is a buoyant work, full of joie de vivre.

Translation: Grant Chorley

score - Chiffre VI

Chiffre VI
  • for 8 players
  • Edition type: score

score - Chiffre VI

Chiffre VI
  • for 8 players
  • Edition type: score

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