12/01/2012

Rihm@60 – The String Quartets in Paris

Wolfgang Rihm’s 60th birthday year gets off to a great start this January with the 5th String Quartet Biennale at the Cité de la Musique in Paris (14–22 Jan).

The Biennale presents all of Rihm’s works for string quartet with performances by the world’s leading quartets (Kronos, Zemlinsky, Hagen, Modigliani, Tokyo, Casals, Arditti etc. etc.).

The highlight of the Biennale is the world première of Rihm’s String Quartet No. 13 by the Arditti Quartet.

See the full programme at the Cité de la Musique website.

To celebrate this extraordinary presentation of Rihm’s music, we are publishing the scores of all the string quartets (where available) online. Follow the UE blog during the coming week for details.

Read our article on Rihm’s interpreters from the latest issue of the Musikblätter.

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