Articles tagged 'Rihm'
Intended as a response to Brahms’ four, this symphony could be the primordial soup from which Hamburg’s greatest son emerged.
First heard ages ago in concert, Hartke’s violin duo Oh Them Rats is Mean in My Kitchen (1985) made a lasting impression
Other Thirds — in any version — made little impression until now. But then again, the Wagner nods pass unnoticed.
Independently wealthy Gouvy wrote amiable, conservative symphonies while the rest of France dallied with operas and ballets. As one would expect, he had more successes in Germany.
Normand Forget arranges with a light hand, avoiding obvious colors and associations. Indeed the intermittent alto flute, bass clarinet, oboe d’amore and Baroque horn add smoky hues.
I offer another Rihm stroll, now in very abbreviated tones, though maybe not legally quite brief enough.
Each of the three works on this disc was written soon after the composer’s brief apprenticeship with Stockhausen and when Rihm was between 22 and 24.
Notions of the cyclical and the fragmentary permeate the 40-year output of Wolfgang Rihm, perhaps the most prolific composer of our era.