Rihm, Wolfgang

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Rihm, Wolfgang (b Karlsruhe, 1952). Ger. composer. Studied with Stockhausen 1973 and Huber 1974. Lect. at Karlsruhe Musikhochschule from 1973. Works incl.:STAGE: operas Faust und Yorick (1976) and Jakob Lenz (1978); music theatre: Die Hamletmaschine (1986), Oedipus (1986–7), and Die Eroberung von Mexico (1987–9); ballet Tutuguri (1981–2).ORCH.: Syms.: No.1 (1969), No.2 (1975), No.3, sop., bar., ch., orch. (1976–7); pf. conc. (1969); Lichtzwang, vn., orch. (1975–6); va. conc. (1979–83); Abgesangsszene I (1979), V (1979); Brahmsliebewalzer (1979–88); Walzer I, Sehnsuchtwalzer (1979–81), II, Drängender Walzer (1986–7); Klangbeschreibung I, 2 orch. groups (1982–7), III (1984–7); Dunkles Spiel, small orch. (1988–90); Passim (1989); Umfassung, orch. in 2 groups (1990); La lugubre gondola/Das Eismeer, 2 orch. groups, pf. (1990–2).SOLO VOICE(S) & ORCH. or ENS.: Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum, sop., ens. (1970); Sym. No.3, sop., bar., ch., orch. (1976–7); Abgesangsszene II, bar., orch. (1979–80), V, mez., bar., orch. (1979–81); Andere Schatten, sop., mez., bar., narr., ch., orch. (1985); Frau/Stimme, sop., orch. with sop. (1989).INSTR. ENS.: Music-Hall Suite, cl., 2 sax., tpt., perc., pf., vn., db. (1979); Chiffre I, pf., 7 instr. (1982), III, 12 players (1983), IV, bass cl., dbn., hn., 2 vn., va., vc., db. (1983–4), VI, 8 players (1985–6); Figur, hp., 4 tb., perc. (1989); Cantus firmus, 14 players (1990); Étude pour Séraphin, 2 ten. tb., 2 bass tb., 4 bass tubas, 6 perc. players (1991–2).CHORUS & ORCH. or ENS.: Hölderlin-Fragmente, ch., orch. (1977); Lowry-Lieder, ch., orch. (1982–7); ‘Was aber …’, 2 women's vv., orch. (1986); Départ, ch., narr., 22 players (1988); Engel, 2 male vv., 20 instr. (1989).CHAMBER MUSIC: str. qts.: No.1 (1968), No.2 (1970), No.3 (1976), No.4 (1979–81), No.5 (1983), No.6 (1984), No.7 (1985), No.8 (1988); pf. trio (1981); Fremde Szene I, vn., vc., pf. (1982), II (Charackterstück), vn., vc., pf. (1983); III, vn., vc., pf. (1983).VOICE & PIANO: 4 Songs of Paul Celan (1973); Wölfli-Liederbuch (1980–1).KEYBOARD: 2 Fantasies, org. (1967); Klavierstück Nos.4–7 (1974–80); Ländler, pf. (1979); ‘Bann, Nachtschwärmerei’, org. (1980).