When Wolfgang Rihm began to distance himself, both in his music and in his writing, from the avant-garde movements of the 50s and 60s, the direction in which this incredibly productive composer would later develop could not have been foreseen.
Today the composer is celebrating his 65th birthday, and it has become apparent that he has developed in various directions. His extensive catalogue of works resembles a huge, craggy landscape which offers a wide perspective for those that take the trouble to explore it.
Our database lists more than 60 upcoming performances of works by the composer: find them on our performance calendar. A highlight will be the world première of the 80-minute piece Requiem-Strophen, which will be premièred on 30 March by Mariss Jansons, Mojca Erdmann, Anna Prohaska, Hanno Müller-Brachmann and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Choir at the Herkulessaal in Munich.
Happy Birthday Wolfgang!