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Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
Proserpina

Year of composition: 2008
Subtitle: A monodrama
Scored for: for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Text Source: Goethe
Parts: Proserpina: hoher Sopran
Soloists: soprano
Instrumentation: 2 1 2 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc, vib, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc(2), cb
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
vibraphone
percussion
harp
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
contrabass
piccolo (+Fernensemble)
trumpet (+Fernensemble)
bass tuba (+Fernensemble)
Duration: 75′
 
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Audio Excerpt

Proserpina

World Première

Location: Rokokotheater Schwetzingen / Germany
Date: 02.05.2009
Orchestra: RSO Stuttgart
Choir: SWR Vokalensemble Stuttgart
Conductor: Jonathan Stockhammer
Scenery: Hans Neuenfels
Main Soloists: Mojca Erdmann, S
Remarks: Koproduktion der Schwetzinger Festspiele mit den Wuppertaler Bühnen

Reviews

"The work is a tour de force for soprano, positively awash in lyricism: for at least half of its 45-minute length, limpid, flowing Straussian melody." (James R. Oestreich, The New York Times)

"Rihm's music is not about the spiritual anguish of a lost world; it is about rediscovery. It is about the responsibility every artist has to redefine communication and, in the process, to redefine what touches an audience, not just to harp on what pushes it away." (Fernando Rivas, Charleston City Paper)

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study score - Proserpina

Proserpina
  • for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra
  • Edition type: study score

study score - Proserpina

Proserpina
  • for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra
  • Edition type: study score

full score - Proserpina

Proserpina
  • for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra
  • Edition type: full score

full score - Proserpina

Proserpina
  • for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra
  • Edition type: full score

piano reduction - Proserpina

Proserpina
  • for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra
  • Edition type: piano reduction

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