Wolfgang Rihm

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Rihm's music is unpredictable, with wide mood swings and shocking juxtapositions between harsh utter violence and gentle, lovely sounds.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Die Eroberung von Mexico, music drama 1987 01:47:54 Opera
Gesungene Zeit, for violin & orchestra 1991 27:17 Concerto
IN-SCHRIFT, for orchestra 1995 21:18 Orchestral
String Quartet No. 5 1981 27:10 Chamber Music
DEUS PASSUS (St. Luke Passion), oratorio for soloists, chorus & orchestra 1999 01:30:12 Choral
Klavierstück No. 5 ("Tombeau") 1975 11:05 Keyboard
Die Hamletmaschine, music drama 1983 01:32:16 Opera
Frau / Stimme, for soprano & orchestra with second soprano 1989 20:02 Vocal Music
Sine Nomine I, for 5 brass instruments 1985 09:04 Chamber Music
Klavierstück No. 7 1980 10:11 Keyboard
Dunkles Spiel, for small orchestra 1988 11:43 Orchestral
Music for 3 Strings, for string trio 1977 58:32 Chamber Music
String Quartet No. 3 ("Im Innersten") 1976 26:55 Chamber Music
String Quartet No. 8 1987 15:23 Chamber Music
Chiffre I, for piano & 7 instruments 1982 09:02 Chamber Music
Chiffre II, for 14 players 1983 12:56 Chamber Music
Zwiesprache, for piano 1999 18:35 Keyboard
Klangbeschreibung III, for large orchestra 1984 38:15 Orchestral
Nachstudie, for piano 1992 28:21 Keyboard
Auf einem anderen Blatt, for piano 2000 03:30 Keyboard
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