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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

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World première

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

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