Wolfgang Rihm: Jakob Lenz

Wolfgang Rihm: Jakob Lenz for soli and chamber ensemble | UE36390

Chamber Opera No. 2

New piano/vocal score for Rihm's opera Jakob Lenz, based upon a fragment by Georg Büchners depicting the tragic decline into madness of the 18th century Germany poet, Lenz.

Instrument:
for soli and chamber ensemble
Edition type:
piano reduction
Composer:
Rihm Wolfgang
Theme:
Contemporary Music
Languages:
German
Edition info:
Neu erstellter computergesetzter Klavierauszug ersetzt die Reproduktion des handschriftlichen Originals.
  • UE36390
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7276-4
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08607-6
  • 23.2 × 30.5 cm
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Contents – Jakob Lenz for soli and chamber ensemble

  • Jakob Lenz für Soli und Kammerensemble

Description

Chamber opera does not mean “little opera.” On the same scale as chamber music is to the symphony, it is rather the other way of talking onstage. The movable apparatus permits sophisticated voice-leading. A large ensemble demands simple conception to achieve the complexity it perhaps intends; this can be formulated more sharply and nuanced in a chamber ensemble. Therefore it is the subject which this type of presentation must sustain – or, better, provoke. Büchner’s Lenz is a description of the conditions within a process of collapse, moments of destruction already occurred but not yet accepted, evident in the points of contact with the environment. And it was those points of contact which Michael Fröhling attempted to reconstruct onstage. Lenz’s distraught state is always the same; only the proximity of the environment to that distraught state grows and ebbs. The musical consequence An hour of extreme chamber music results from this description: always bound for the main

Additional information

Instrument:
for soli and chamber ensemble
Edition type:
piano reduction
Composer:
Rihm Wolfgang
Theme:
Contemporary Music
Languages:
German
Edition info:
Neu erstellter computergesetzter Klavierauszug ersetzt die Reproduktion des handschriftlichen Originals.

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