Universal Edition - Wolfgang Rihm – Verwandlung 6

Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm
Verwandlung 6

Year of composition: 2014
Subtitle: Musik
Scored for: for orchestra
Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation: 2 1 2 1 - 4 1 2 0 - timp, perc(3), hp, pno, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
violin I
violin II
double bass
Commissioned by: Auftragswerk der Philharmonie Essen,
finanziert durch die Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung.
Duration: 15′
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Verwandlung 6

World Première

Location: Philharmonie Essen / Germany
Date: 04.06.2014
Orchestra: Essener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Tomáš Netopil

Work Introduction

This work completes the Verwandlung cycle for the time being. Here, too, Rihm makes use of far-reaching transformation processes in his sounds, for instance when a rattle sounds the first rhythm and four percussionists are used in the course of the work. Technically speaking, Verwandlung 6 does not contain much in the way of pitfalls. However, the great challenge in performing Rihm’s orchestral works remains the process of expending and conveying their inherent energy.

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study score - Verwandlung 6

Verwandlung 6
  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: study score

full score - Verwandlung 6

Verwandlung 6
  • for orchestra
  • Edition type: full score

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