On 22 June Rihm’s new work for orchestra – Nähe fern[nbsp]1, ‘answers to Brahms’ – will be heard for the first time.
The four-part Brahms/Rihm cycle in Lucerne is an initiative of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra and was developed in close cooperation with the Lucerne Festival. Rihm is writing a new orchestral work to accompany each of Brahms' four symphonies.
Brahms' 1st Symphony, the world première of which took place in Rihm's home town of Karlsruhe, starts the series.
James Gaffigan conducts the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.