Wolfgang Rihm: Symphonie "Nähe fern"

Wolfgang Rihm Symphonie "Nähe fern"
Symphonie

Wolfgang Rihm: Symphonie "Nähe fern"

Year of composition:
2011-2012
Scored for:
for baritone and orchestra
Composer:
Wolfgang Rihm
Text author:
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Instrumentation:
2 2 2 3 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, perc, str
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
1st oboe
2nd oboe (+c.a)
1st clarinet in A
2nd clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
1st bassoon
2nd bassoon
contrabassoon
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st trumpet in C
2nd trumpet in C
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
bass tuba
timpani
percussion
violin I
violin II
viola
violoncello
double bass
Duration:
55’
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Symphonie

Wolfgang Rihm: Symphonie "Nähe fern"

study score
for baritone and orchestra , 55’
Instr.: 2 2 2 3 - 4 2 3 1 - timp, perc, str

World première

Location:
Luzern
Date:
20.08.2012
Orchestra:
Luzerner SO
Conductor:
James Gaffigan

Press reviews

harmonia mundi: CD reviews:

The subtitle, Nähe Fern (“distant closeness”), exactly describes the feel of the orchestral movements, which never quote directly from the Brahms symphonies but seem constantly haunted by them – in their harmonic tints and textures, and in the melodic shapes that wander elusively through them. (Andrew Clements, The Guardian)

This is an excerpt, read the full review on The Guardian.

It's a strange, but not unsatisfying work: in the second piece, the furtive manner suggests an animal tentatively considering a new beast in its habitat, while the final piece involves a more deliberate distancing, by having the trumpets departing to play the closing section offstage. (Andy Gill, The Independent)

This is an excerpt, read the full review on The Independent.

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