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Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
Gesungene Zeit

Year of composition: 1991-1992
Subtitle: Music
Scored for: for violin and orchestra
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Soloists: violin
Instrumentation: 2 2 2 2 - 1 2 1 0 - perc(2), hp, vln(2), vla(4), vc(4), cb(2)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
clarinet in A
bass clarinet in Bb
horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st percussion
2nd percussion
1st violin
2nd violin
1st viola
2nd viola
3rd viola
4th viola
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
3rd violoncello
4th violoncello
1st contrabass
2nd contrabass
Duration: 25′
Dedication: Anne-Sophie Mutter gewidmet
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Gesungene Zeit

World Première

Location: Zürich / Switzerland
Date: 13.06.1992
Orchestra: Collegium Musicum
Conductor: Paul Sacher
Main Soloists: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vl

Work Introduction


At the very moment when I was in conversation with Paul Sacher, and he was encouraging me - actually commissioning me - to write for Anne-Sophie Mutter, I remembered in a flash high notes that I had heard her play with uncommon energy and animation. I had never encountered in her playing that attenuation and impoverishment in SLOW playing in the highest regions that is typical of some virtuosos: on the contrary, precisely in remoteness her playing is richest and most alive. Especially then, when I want to give form to what is most remote, I want its representation to be the act of a living being. From that I began to spin. The thread? Until it was all spun?

The orchestra is small, and plays the role of doppelganger. The violin speaks its nerve – line out into the resounding space – inscribes it there. In essence, this is monophonic music. And it is always song, even where beat and pulse shorten the breath and press it hard.

The line, is it a whole? It is all only a part, a segment, a fragment; it is delivered up to our observation without beginning and without ending - and as we listen we draft the outline of a whole that isn't there. But it must be there....

Wolfgang Rihm

Study score – Gesungene Zeit

  • violin and orchestra
  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • UE34139
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6629-9
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07986-3
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Gesungene Zeit
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- Gesungene Zeit

Gesungene Zeit
  • for violin and orchestra

- Gesungene Zeit

Gesungene Zeit
  • for violin and orchestra

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