Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Gedicht des Malers

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
Gedicht des Malers

Year of composition: 2014
Subtitle: (Poème du Peintre)
Scored for: for violin and orchestra
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Soloists: Violine
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
1st oboe
2nd oboe
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
bass tuba
1st percussion
2nd percussion
violin I
violin II
double bass
Commissioned by: Commissioned by Wiener Symphoniker and Festival de Pâques d'Aix en Provence /ALOUICE.
Duration: 15′
Dedication: a Renaud Capuçon
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World Première

Location: Konzerthaus, Großer Saal Wien / Austria
Date: 09.01.2015
Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker
Conductor: Philippe Jordan
Main Soloists: Renaud Capuçon, vl

Work Introduction

The composer has said that he imagined Max Beckmann portraying Eugène Ysaÿe when he composed Gedicht des Malers (Beckmann had portrayed Max Reger one year after the composer’s death).

The soloist virtually embodies the painter’s brush as it moves across the canvas in sometimes faster and sometimes more deliberate ways.

study score - Gedicht des Malers

Gedicht des Malers
  • for violin and orchestra
  • Edition type: study score

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