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Wolfgang Rihm: La lugubre gondola / Das Eismeer

  • Music in memoriam Luigi Nono (5th attempt) (1990-1992)
  • for 2 orchestral groups and 2 pianos
  • group 1: 0 0 1 1 - 1 1 1 0 - perc(2), vln(2), vla(1), vc(2), cb(1); group 2: 3 3 2 1 - 3 3 3 1 - timp, perc(2), hp
  • Duration: 17’
  • Soloists:
    2 pianos
  • Instrumentation details:
    group 1: bass clarinet in Bb
    horn in F
    trumpet in C
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    1st violin
    2nd violin
    1st violoncello
    2nd violoncello
    group 2: 1st flute (+1st picc)
    2nd flute (+2nd picc)
    3rd flute (+3rd picc)
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    cor anglais
    1st clarinet in A
    2nd clarinet in A
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    timpani (+group 2)
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
  • Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
  • Remarks: "Das Eismeer" - painting by C. D. Friedrich the orchestra is divided into two groups, the two pianos far from each other, one in the back of the hall


The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Duisburg (DE)
Duisburger Sinfoniker
Alexander Lazarev
Main soloists:
Bernhard Wambach, Klav

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