Personalities | Wolfgang Rihm | Contemporary | Classical
(Volf-gang Reem) b. 1952
Rihm studied with Stockhausen. He was influenced by a diverse range of composers, including Webern, BartĂłk, Mahler and Beethoven. His early music is strongly expressive, even Romantic (Symphony No. 3, 1976â€“77). From the 1980s a more distinctive and personal voice emerged as his music became more economical of means and extreme in expression (Chiffre, 1982â€“88). Rihm has also contributed significantly to opera and music theatre with such works as Jakob Lenz (1977â€“78) and Oedipus (1986â€“87).
Die Eroberung von Mexico, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg (cond) Ingo Metzmacher (CPO)
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