World premiere of Wolfgang Rihm's ‘Stabat Mater’ at Musikfest Berlin 2020

Tabea Zimmermann, Christian Gerhaher, Jörg Widmann and Tamara Stefanovich – these artists are long-time friends, musicians who have time and again brought Wolfgang Rihm’s compositions to resounding life and continue to do so: Together with members of the Berliner Philharmoniker, they will create an entire evening of the composer’s music. At the centre of the concert stands the world premiere of Stabat Mater, a great duo for baritone and viola.

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 17:00 Philharmonie, Großer Saal and 21:00 Philharmonie, Großer Saal

Wolfgang Rihm (*1952)

Sphäre nach Studie (1993/2002)
for 6 instrumentalists

Stabat Mater
for viola and baritone (2020)
Commissioned by Berliner Festspiele / Musikfest Berlin and Berliner Philharmoniker Foundation
World premiere

Male über Male 2
for clarinet and 9 instrumentalists (2000/2008)