01/04/2011

World première of Rihm’s ‘Dyade’

Dyade for violin and double bass is the latest work resulting from the long-standing and creative friendship between Anne-Sophie Mutter and Wolfgang Rihm.

Coupling the violin with the double bass (Roman Patkoló) might seem surprising, but it was these two instruments, with their extreme contrasts, that challenged Rihm to bring them together on the same, stormy level. At times, Rihm swaps their roles, where the violin plays deeper than the double bass. He becomes her and she becomes him. Anything is possible …

An intensive experience for performers and audience alike. The world première is on 3 April at the Avery Fisher Hall in New York, as part of the New York Philharmonic’s Chamber Music series.

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