Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Nach-Schrift

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm

Year of composition: 1982/2004
Subtitle: Eine Chiffre
Scored for: for ensemble
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation: 1 1 1 1 - 1 2 1 0 - perc(2), pno, str(1 1 1 2 1)
Instrumentation details:
clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
horn in F
trumpet in C
bass trumpet
1st percussion
2nd percussion
1st violin
2nd violin
1. violoncello
2. violoncello
Duration: 10′
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Audio Excerpt


World Première

Location: Funkhaus Köln / Germany
Date: 14.03.2004
Orchestra: musikFabrik
Conductor: Stefan Asbury

Work Introduction

In 2004, Rihm again turned to his piece entitled Chiffre, enlarging the scoring by several instruments and composing the material anew. The result was a kind of piano concerto, although the instrumentation list bears only the word “solo” after naming the piano. Its voice, however, is more comprehensive and its technique more demanding than in the other Chiffre pieces; the other instruments in the ensemble must repeatedly master virtuosic passages, especially the flute and the oboe. The music is often hectic, with several points of calm.

study score - Nach-Schrift

  • for ensemble
  • Edition type: study score

study score - Nach-Schrift

  • for ensemble
  • Edition type: study score

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