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Composer: Rihm, Wolfgang (b. 1952)

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© Eric Marinitsch
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Year of birth1952
NationalityGermany
PeriodContemporary
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StuttgartDer Gefangene / Das GehegeNew production

Dallapiccola, Rihm
Franck Ollu; Andrea Breth; Oper Stuttgart; Martin Zehetgruber; Jacques Reynaud; Angeles Blancas; John Graham-Hall

ManchesterWagner, Rihm, Weber, Beethoven

Wagner, Rihm, Weber, Beethoven
BBC Philharmonic; Ben Gernon; Stefan Dohr
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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. 
****1
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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.
****1
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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
****1
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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.
****1
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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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