Wolfgang Rihm: Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm Proserpina
Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm: Proserpina

Year of composition:
2008
Subtitle:
A monodrama
Scored for:
for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra
Composer:
Wolfgang Rihm
Roles:
Proserpina: hoher Sopran
Soloists:
soprano
Instrumentation:
2 1 2 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc, vib, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc(2), cb
Instrumentation details:
flute
oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
bassoon (+cbsn)
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
vibraphone
percussion
harp
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
contrabass
piccolo (+Fernensemble)
trumpet (+Fernensemble)
bass tuba (+Fernensemble)
Duration:
75’
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Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm: Proserpina

full score
for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra , 75’
Instr.: 2 1 2 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc, vib, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc(2), cb

Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm: Proserpina

study score
for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra , 75’
Instr.: 2 1 2 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc, vib, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc(2), cb

Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm: Proserpina

piano reduction
for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra , 75’
Instr.: 2 1 2 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc, vib, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc(2), cb

Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm: Proserpina

study score
for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra , 75’
Instr.: 2 1 2 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc, vib, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc(2), cb

Proserpina

Wolfgang Rihm: Proserpina

full score
for soprano, choir and chamber orchestra , 75’
Instr.: 2 1 2 1 - 2 1 0 1 - perc, vib, hp, vln, vln, vla, vc(2), cb

World première

Location:
Schwetzingen
Date:
02.05.2009
Orchestra:
RSO Stuttgart
Conductor:
Jonathan Stockhammer

Press reviews

"The work is a tour de force for soprano, positively awash in lyricism: for at least half of its 45-minute length, limpid, flowing Straussian melody." (James R. Oestreich, The New York Times)

"Rihm's music is not about the spiritual anguish of a lost world; it is about rediscovery. It is about the responsibility every artist has to redefine communication and, in the process, to redefine what touches an audience, not just to harp on what pushes it away." (Fernando Rivas, Charleston City Paper)

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