Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Sub-Kontur

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm

Year of composition: 1974-1975
Scored for: for orchestra
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation: 0 0 0 3 - 6 4 4 2 - timp, perc(4), hp(2), pno, bass tpt, str(at least 16 14 12 10 8)
Instrumentation details:
1st contrabassoon
2nd contrabassoon
3rd contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
5th horn in F
6th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
3rd trumpet in C
4th trumpet in C
bass trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
4th trombone
1st bass tuba
2nd bass tuba
1st harp
2nd harp
percussion: 4 players
violin I
violin II
Duration: 27′
Dedication: Für Karlheinz Stockhausen
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Audio Excerpt


World Première

Location: Donaueschingen / Germany
Date: 23.10.1976
Orchestra: SWF-Sinfonieorchester
Conductor: Ernest Bour

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