Wolfgang Rihm – Total Immersion
The BBC Symphony Orchestra in London presents "Total Immersion Wolfgang Rihm" including the British première of Das Gehege (directed by Andre de Ridder) and a performance of Konzert in einem Satz (with Stephen Isserlis) at the centre of the programme on 13 March. The Arditti Quartet performs works including the 5th String Quartet on 12 March, and the London Sinfonietta interprets Concerto "Séraphin" on 13 March.
Das Gehege also sees a staged performance in Hamburg (from 10 March, conducted by Simone Young). The one-act opera can also be seen in a concert performance in Cologne at the final concert of the MusikTriennale (16 May). The conductor is Markus Stenz, who also performs DEUS PASSUS (Cologne, 1 April).
Writing about Will Sound when the work premièred in 2006, the New York Times described the score as "kaleidoscopic, intensive, detailled". Wolfgang Rihm has now expanded the work. The revised version receives its first performance by Klangforum Wien in Witten on 23 April.
ET LUX (6 May) and Gegenstück (29 Apr) continue the series of national premières in Amsterdam. Schrift-Um-Schrift can be heard in Geneva (26 March).
Sir Roger Norrington conducts Verwandlung 3 (with a revised ending) in Stuttgart (20/21 April), Shanghai (1 May) and Beijing (8 May). The Czech Filharmonie under Hradec Králové take on Musik für Oboe und Orchester (11 March).
The Munich Biennale presents Sotto voce (Siegfried Mauser, pno) and Pol-Kolchis-Nucleus (2 May). The Wuppertal Opera perform Hans Neuenfels' staging of Proserpina (11 April). COLL'ARCO stretches the technical possibilities of the violin to their limits. Carolin Widmann performs the work in Baden-Baden, Mannheim and Freiburg (28 Feb-3 March).