Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Dämmerung

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm

Year of composition: 1985
Subtitle: Aufzeichnung
Scored for: for large orchestra
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation: 5 3 5 3 - 4 4 4 1 - perc(6), str(16 14 12 10 7)
Instrumentation details:
1st piccolo
2nd piccolo
1st flute
2nd flute
3rd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
3rd oboe
clarinet in Eb
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A
3rd clarinet in A
bass clarinet in Bb
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet
2nd trumpet
3rd trumpet
4th trumpet
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
4th trombone
bass tuba
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
5th percussion
6th percussion
violin I
violin II
Duration: 5′
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Audio Excerpt


World Première

Location: Venedig / Italy
Date: 29.09.1985
Orchestra: NDR SO
Conductor: Hans Zender

Work Introduction

This mysterious piece could serve as the introduction to the second half of a concert; the large orchestra well precedes similar compositions of longer duration. The five minutes of Dämmerung are fully charged with music and theatrical events; restless moods succeed one another in a depiction of forceful drama (or dramatic force) typical of Rihm, alternating with tender sensitivity.

Translation: Grant Chorley

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