Wolfgang Rihm: 12. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm 12. Streichquartett
12. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm: 12. Streichquartett

Year of composition:
2000-2001
Scored for:
for string quartet
Composer:
Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation details:
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
Commission:
Commissioned by I TEATRI in Reggio Emilia for the 6th Competition "Premio Borciani" - Reggio Emilia, June 16–23, 2002
Duration:
15’
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12. Streichquartett
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Work introduction

Whereas Rihm confronted the Follia theme in String Quartet No. 10, his String Quartet No. 12 is based on his own material: his three-minute piece Fetzen [“Tatters”] from 1999. As Irvine Arditti writes in his note on the piece: “Rihm initially brought Fetzen in its original form into the 12th quartet before the first violin takes up and replays the material in a last solo passage, so it can, so to speak, be ‘orchestrated’ by the rest of the quartet. The energetic over-painting of the Fetzen material determines the events, before the piece finishes, extremely restrained.”

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12. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm: 12. Streichquartett

pocket score
for string quartet , 15’

World première

Location:
Reggio Emilia
Date:
23.06.2002

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