Wolfgang Rihm: Jagden und Formen

  • for orchestra
  • state 2008
  • 2 1 2 1 - 2 2 2 1 - perc(3), hp, pno, guit, vln(2), vla, vc, cb
  • Duration: 60’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    cor anglais
    1st clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb))
    2nd clarinet in A (+bass cl(Bb)
    cb.cl(Bb))
    bassoon (+cbsn)
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    tuba (+cb.tuba)
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    guitar (+e.bass)
    harp
    piano
    1st violin
    2nd violin
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
  • Commission: Kompositionsauftrag des Ensemble Modern im Rahmen der "Frankfurter Positionen 2008"

Work introduction

Jagden und Formen is so immediately gripping that it is already considered a classic of the modern age. As a ‘work-in-progress’ that has grown over the years, Jagden und Formen has reached its final form in the version of 2008. It begins as a mating dance of two violins and increases to a breathless music of irresistible pull: virtuosic, intoxicating and exuberant with ideas, without ever losing the tension.

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World première

Location:
schauspielfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main (DE)
Date:
07.05.2008
Orchestra:
Ensemble Modern
Conductor:
Franck Ollu
Main soloists:
Sasha Waltz & Guests, Tanz

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