Wolfgang Rihm: 1. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm 1. Streichquartett
1. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm: 1. Streichquartett

Opus:
op. 2
Year of composition:
1970
Scored for:
for string quartet
Composer:
Wolfgang Rihm
Instrumentation details:
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
violoncello
Duration:
8’
Dedication:
Herrn Karl-Heinz Schellinger gewidmet
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1. Streichquartett
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Work introduction

Precocious Wolfgang Rihm was 18 when he composed his String Quartet No. 1. (Although, to be more precise, he had already written a piece in G minor for two violins, viola and cello in 1966 – it was premièred in 1997 – and another one two years later, also premièred in 1997).

His first quartet with a number appeared in 1987, by which time Rihm had already created a considerable oeuvre, including Quartets 3 through 7. In retrospect, critics attested that the First was an astonishing departure towards Rihm’s compositional future.

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1. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm: 1. Streichquartett

score
for string quartet , 8’

1. Streichquartett

Wolfgang Rihm: 1. Streichquartett

set of parts
for string quartet , 8’

World première

Location:
Hamburg (DE)
Date:
15.06.1987
Main soloists:
Roland Greutter, Melin Moon, Jakob Zeijil, Bernhard Gmelin

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