Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – La lugubre gondola / Das Eismeer

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
La lugubre gondola / Das Eismeer

Year of composition: 1990-1992
Subtitle: Music in memoriam Luigi Nono (5th attempt)
Scored for: for 2 orchestral groups and 2 pianos
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Soloists: 2 pianos
Instrumentation: group 1: 0 0 1 1 - 1 1 1 0 - perc(2), vln(2), vla(1), vc(2), cb(1); group 2: 3 3 2 1 - 3 3 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp
Instrumentation details:
group 1: bass clarinet in Bb
horn in F
trumpet in C
1st percussion
2nd percussion
1st violin
2nd violin
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
group 2: 1st flute (+1st picc)
2nd flute (+2nd picc)
3rd flute (+3rd picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe
cor anglais
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
timpani (+group 2)
3rd percussion
4th percussion

Remarks: "Das Eismeer" - painting by C. D. Friedrich
the orchestra is divided into two groups, the two pianos far from each other, one in the back of the hall
Duration: 17′
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Audio Excerpt

La lugubre gondola / Das Eismeer

World Première

Location: Graz / Austria
Date: 08.10.1994
Orchestra: ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien
Conductor: Friedrich Goldmann
Main Soloists: Christine Asleitner und Wim van Zutphen, Klav
Remarks: UA der Version 2

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