Wolfgang Rihm: Am Horizont

Wolfgang Rihm Am Horizont
Am Horizont

Wolfgang Rihm: Am Horizont

Year of composition:
1991
Subtitle:
Stille Szene
Scored for:
for violin, violoncello and accordion
Composer:
Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation details:
violin
violoncello
accordion
Duration:
5’
Dedication:
Mauricio Kagel zum 60. Geburtstag
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Am Horizont
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Work introduction

Dedicated to Mauricio Kagel on his 60th birthday, this work requires the three instruments to be positioned as far as possible from one another on the stage, transmitting quiet messages to one another from the distance. Most of them consist of one, sustained pitch, then a little more – but the music remains extremely transparent and airy, pianissimo and triple-piano (apart from a few triple-fortes and triple-forte sforzati). Rihm describes the end like a dream, the violinist making a silent, beckoning gesture and the other players cupping their hands to their harkening ears.

Translation © 2012 by Grant Chorley

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World première

Location:
Köln
Date:
19.01.1992

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