Personalities | Wolfgang Rihm | Contemporary | Classical

(Volf-gang Reem) b. 1952
German composer

Rihm studied with Stockhausen. He was influenced by a diverse range of composers, including Webern, Bartók, Mahler and Beethoven. His early music is strongly expressive, even Romantic (Symphony No. 3, 1976–77). From the 1980s a more distinctive and personal voice emerged as his music became more economical of means and extreme in expression (Chiffre, 1982–88). Rihm has also contributed significantly to opera and music theatre with such works as Jakob Lenz (1977–78) and Oedipus (1986–87).

Recommended Recording:
Die Eroberung von Mexico, Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg (cond) Ingo Metzmacher (CPO)

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