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Composer: Rihm, Wolfgang (b. 1952)

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© Eric Marinitsch
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Year of birth1952
May 2019
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BerlinLieder recital Georg Nigl & Olga PashchenkoWorld première

Schubert, Beethoven, Rihm
Georg Nigl; Olga Pashchenko

ViennaEin deutsches Requiem

Brahms, Rihm
Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Heinz Ferlesch; Barbara Rett; Maria Bengtsson; Gerald Finley; Wiener Singakademie

New York CityNew Music

Rihm, Tower, Turnage
Calidore String Quartet; Peter Kolkay

NurembergJakob LenzNew production

Rihm: Jakob Lenz
Guido Johannes Rumstadt; Tilman Knabe; Staatstheater Nürnberg; Annika Haller; Hans Kittelmann; Jochen Kupfer; Wonyong Kang

Aix-en-ProvenceJakob Lenz

Rihm: Jakob Lenz
Ingo Metzmacher; Andrea Breth; Eva Dessecker; John Daszak; Georg Nigl; James Platt
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RSNO gives Wolfgang Rihm première

Jan Vogler © Jim Rakete
Rihm is probably Germany’s most famous living composer, and he has a reputation for cerebral intellectualism in his music. That’s admirable, but it doesn’t make him approachable. 
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Brucknerian beauty from Gatti and the RCO

Daniele Gatti conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou (at Prom 66)
Gatti and the Concertgebouw produce ravishing beauty in Bruckner 9; Rihm's In-Schrift fails to convince.
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Lines of beauty: Rihm and Bruckner from the BBCSO

Nicolas Hodges © Eric Richmond
Lothar Koenigs conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra in some highly horizontal-oriented Bruckner and the UK première of a genial piano concerto from Wolfgang Rihm with soloist Nicolas Hodges
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Hamburg's dazzling new concert hall is inaugurated

The Elbphilharmonie © Maxim Schulz
Thomas Hengelbrock and the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra open Hamburg's Elbphilharmonie concert-hall with a traversal of music through the ages, from a Renaissance motet to Wolfgang Rihm's latest work.
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Aurora Orchestra takes Mozart's “Jupiter” out of its box

Nicholas Collon and the Aurora Orchestra © BBC | Chris Christodoulou
Nicholas Collon and his Aurora Orchestra remind us that classical music is still made by us, for us, in Rihm, Strauss and Mozart.
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