Title
Et lux
Composer
Wolfgang Rihm 1952-
Conductor
Paul Van Nevel 1946-
Performer
Huelgas Ensemble Minguet Quartett
Publisher
ECM New Series, 2015
1 cd
Recording date
2014
Playing time
01:01:32
EAN
0028948115853
CDR
DBX11458

About Wolfgang Rihm

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Wolfgang Rihm (born 13 March 1952) is a German composer and academic teacher. He is musical director of the Institute of New Music and Media at the University of Music Karlsruhe and has been composer in residence at the Lucerne Festival and the Salzburg Festival. He was honoured as Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2001. His musical work includes more than 500 works. In 2012, The Guardian wrote: "enormous output and bewildering variety of styles and sounds".

Career

Rihm was born on 13 March 1952, in Karlsruhe. He finished both his school and his studies in music theory and composition at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe with Eugen Werner Velte in 1972, two years before the premiere of his early work Morphonie at the 1974 Donaueschingen Festival launched his career as a prominent figure in the European new music scene. Rihm's early work, combining contemporary techniques with the emotional volatility of Mahler…Read more on Wikipedia

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