A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Wolfgang Rihm

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March 13, 1952: Wolfgang Rihm is born in Karlsruhe, Federal Republic of Germany.
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September 19, 1971: Gesänge, a cycle for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (19) to words of various authors, is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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November 14, 1974: Hervorgedunkelt, a cycle for mezzo-soprano and seven players by Wolfgang Rihm (22) to words of Celan, is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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February 19, 1975: Vier Gedichte aus Atemwende for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (22) is performed for the first time, in Freiburg.
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October 10, 1975: Dis-Kontur for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (23) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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February 2, 1976: Deploration for flute, cello, and percussion by Wolfgang Rihm (23) is performed for the first time, in Tübingen.
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April 25, 1976: Paraphrase for cello, percussion, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (24) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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May 28, 1976: Klavierstück nr.5 by Wolfgang Rihm (24) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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June 12, 1976: Alexanderlieder for mezzo-soprano, baritone and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (24) to words of Herbeck is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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June 27, 1976: Symphony no.2 by Wolfgang Rihm (24) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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October 23, 1976: Sub-Kontur for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (24) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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November 29, 1976: O Notte for baritone and chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (24) to words of Michelangelo is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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March 3, 1977: Cuts and Dissolves for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (24) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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March 29, 1977: Hölderlin-Fragmente for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (25) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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April 3, 1977: Lichtzwang for violin and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (25) is performed for the first time, in Royan. Also premiered is Rihm’s Im Innersten for string quartet.
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April 29, 1977: Faust und Yorick, a chamber opera by Wolfgang Rihm (25) to words of Fusten and Haas after Tardieu, is performed for the first time, in the Nationaltheater, Mannheim.
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September 19, 1977: Nachtordnung for fifteen strings by Wolfgang Rihm (25) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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June 16, 1978: Erscheinung for nine strings and piano ad.lib. by Wolfgang Rihm (26) is performed for the first time, in Baden-Baden the composer at the keyboard.
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July 31, 1978: Musik für drei Streicher for violin, viola, and cello by Wolfgang Rihm (26) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
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October 12, 1978: Klavierstück nr.6 by Wolfgang Rihm (26) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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March 8, 1979: Jakob Lenz, a Kammeroper by Wolfgang Rihm (26) to words of Fröhling after Büchner, is performed for the first time, in the Staatstheater, Hamburg.
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November 8, 1979: Erste Abgesangsszene for voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (27) is performed for the first time, in Kassel.
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November 15, 1979: Symphony no.3 for soprano, baritone, chorus and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (27) to words of Nietzsche and Rimbaud is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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April 18, 1980: Ländler for thirteen strings by Wolfgang Rihm (28) is performed for the first time, in Baden-Baden. Also premiered is Rihm’s Nature Morte--Still Alive for thirteen strings.
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May 31, 1980: Bann, Nachtschwärmerei--Spells and Night Dreams for organ by Wolfgang Rihm (28) is performed for the first time, in Ludwigsburg.
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June 29, 1980: Neue Alexanderlieder, a cycle for baritone and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (28) to words of Herbeck, is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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August 4, 1980: Klavierstück Nr.7 by Wolfgang Rihm (28) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
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October 3, 1980: Music-Hall-Suite for eight players by Wolfgang Rihm (28) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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October 5, 1980: Zweite Abgesangsszene for voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (28) to words of Nietzsche and Novalis is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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November 14, 1980: La Musique creuse le ciel for two pianos and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (28) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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January 12, 1981: Fünfte Abgesangsszene for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (28) is performed for the first time, in Kiel.
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March 14, 1981: Tutuguri I for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (29) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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May 18, 1981: Dritte Abgesangsszene for baritone and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (29) to words of Huchel is performed for the first time, in Freiburg.
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September 13, 1981: Umhergetrieben, aufgewirbelt for mezzo-soprano, baritone, chorus, and flutes by Wolfgang Rihm (29) to words of Nietzsche is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main.
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September 20, 1981: Tutuguri VI (Kreuze) for six percussionists by Wolfgang Rihm (29) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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October 23, 1981: Walzer 1 “Sehnsuchtswalzer” for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (29) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart. See 21 February 1987 and 6 July 1988.
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November 1, 1981: Wölfli-Liederbuch for bass-baritone and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (29) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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December 3, 1981: Tutuguri III for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (29) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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March 3, 1982: Tutuguri II for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (29) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
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May 20, 1982: Tutuguri IV for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (30) is performed for the first time, in Saarbrücken.
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June 6, 1982: Two works called Canzona are performed for the first time, in Stuttgart: Canzona for oboe, three violas, cello, piano, and harpsichord by Hans Werner Henze (55), and Canzona for four violas by Wolfgang Rihm (30).
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August 17, 1982: Fremde Szene I for violin, cello, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (30) is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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November 12, 1982: Tutuguri, a poème dansée by Wolfgang Rihm (30) after Artaud, is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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November 24, 1982: ¿Donde estas hermano? for two sopranos, mezzo-soprano, and alto by Luigi Nono (58) is performed for the first time, in the Musikhochschule, Cologne. The work is dedicated “For the disappeared of Argentina.” Also premiered is Mit geschlossenem Mund for eight voices by Wolfgang Rihm (30).
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November 28, 1982: Works by Wolfgang Rihm (30) are performed for the first time, in Mainz: Wölfli-Lieder for baritone and orchestra, Hölderlin-Fragmente for voice and orchestra, and Lenz-Fragmente for voice and orchestra.
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April 22, 1983: Chiffre I for piano and seven instruments by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Saarbrücken.
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May 15, 1983: Gebild for trumpet, percussion, and strings by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Zürich. See 7 September 1997.
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August 7, 1983: Zweiter Doppelgesang for clarinet, cello, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Hitzacker.
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September 18, 1983: Vierte Abgesangsszene for voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (31) to words of Nietzsche is performed for the first time, in Berlin as part of the first complete performance of the Fünf Abgesangsszenen.
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October 9, 1983: Monodram for cello and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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November 12, 1983: String Quartet no.4 by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Badenweiler.
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November 13, 1983: Viola Concerto by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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November 30, 1983: Silence to be Beaten (Chiffre II) for 14 players by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in London.
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December 7, 1983: Chiffre III for twelve players by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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December 9, 1983: Ohne Titel (String Quartet no.5) by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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December 14, 1983: Mehrere kurze Walzer for piano four-hands by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Gelsenkirchen.
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January 18, 1984: Erster Doppelgesang for viola, cello, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Baden-Baden.
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February 3, 1984: Chiffre IV for bass clarinet, cello, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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February 5, 1984: Symphony no.1 by Wolfgang Rihm (31) is performed for the first time, in Hannover.
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April 27, 1984: Bild for nine players by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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June 8, 1984: Fremde Szene II for violin, cello and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Düsseldorf.
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June 24, 1984: Schattenstück for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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August 25, 1984: Vorgefühle for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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September 12, 1984: Umsungen for baritone and eight players by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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November 21, 1984: Fremde Szene III for violin, cello, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Gelsenkirchen as part of the first complete performance of all three Fremde Szenen.
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December 3, 1984: Chiffre V for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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February 10, 1985: Schwartzer und roter Tanz for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (32) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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March 31, 1985: Esprit rude l’esprit doux for flute and clarinet by Elliott Carter (76) and dedicated to Pierre Boulez (60), is performed for the first time, in the Weinbrenner-Saal, Baden-Baden. On the same program is the premiere of A Pierre. Dell’azzurro silenzio, inquietum for contrabass flute, contrabass clarinet and electronic sound generators by Luigi Nono (61), and Fusées for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (33).
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April 12, 1985: Chiffre VI for eight players by Wolfgang Rihm (33) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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May 24, 1985: Spur for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (33) is performed for the first time, in Saarbrücken.
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September 6, 1985: Andere Schatten, a musical scene after Jean Paul, for soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, speaker, chorus, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (33) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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September 15, 1985: Chiffre VII for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (33) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main as part of the first performance of Chiffre-Zyklus.
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September 29, 1985: Two works by Wolfgang Rihm (33) are performed for the first time, in Venice: Dämmerung for orchestra, and Zeichen for bass flute, piccolo, contrabass clarinet, E flat clarinet, and two orchestras.
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October 26, 1985: String Quartet no.6 “Blaubuch” by Wolfgang Rihm (33) is performed for the first time, in Kassel.
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January 27, 1986: Sine nomine I for five brass instruments by Wolfgang Rihm (33) is performed for the first time, in Cannes.
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March 8, 1986: Maske for two pianos by Wolfgang Rihm (33) is performed for the first time, in Badenweiler.
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April 4, 1986: Abkehr for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in Zürich.
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May 5, 1986: Umriss for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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May 23, 1986: Unbenannt I for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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June 2, 1986: Verzeichnung-Studie for viola, cello, and double bass by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, on Insel Hombroich.
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July 19, 1986: String Quartet no.7 by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in London.
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October 18, 1986: Was aber-- for two female voices and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) to words of Pindar (tr. Hölderlin) is performed for the first time, in Heidelberg.
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October 19, 1986: Brahmsliebewalzer for piano by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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November 13, 1986: Dies, an oratorio for solo voices, chorus, organ and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) to words of the Bible and Leonardo da Vinci is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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December 17, 1986: Aufzeichnung: Dämmerung und Umriss for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in Freiburg.
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February 20, 1987: Magma for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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February 21, 1987: Walzer 2 “Drängender Walzer” for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (34) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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March 30, 1987: Die Hamletmaschine, a Musiktheater by Wolfgang Rihm (35) to his own words after Müller, is performed for the first time, in the Nationaltheater, Mannheim.
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June 4, 1987: Compresenze for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (35) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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June 15, 1987: String Quartet no.1 op.2 by Wolfgang Rihm (35) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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July 20, 1987: Danse for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (35) is performed for the first time, in Montpellier.
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August 29, 1987: Splitter, an orchestral sketch after Oedipus by Wolfgang Rihm (35), is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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October 3, 1987: Konzert for piano and eight instruments by Wolfgang Rihm (35) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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October 4, 1987: Oedipus, a Musiktheater by Wolfgang Rihm (35) to his own words after Sophocles, Nietzsche, and Müller, is performed for the first time, in the Deutschetheater, Berlin.
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October 18, 1987: Three works by Wolfgang Rihm (35) are performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen: Klangbeschreibung I for three orchestral groups; Klangbeschreibung II “Innere Grenze” for four solo voices, five brass, and six percussionists to words of Nietzsche, and Klangbeschreibung III for orchestra.
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October 22, 1987: Protokoll-ein Traum for six cellos by Wolfgang Rihm (35) is performed for the first time, in Graz.
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October 30, 1987: Unbenannt II for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (35) is performed for the first time, in Tokyo.
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November 6, 1987: Adagio for strings by Wolfgang Rihm (35) is performed for the first time, in Tauberbischofsheim.
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January 10, 1988: Lowry-Lieder, a cycle for voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (35) to words of Wolf Wondratschek, is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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April 23, 1988: Chiffre VIII for eight players by Wolfgang Rihm (36) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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April 25, 1988: Blick for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (36) is performed for the first time, in Freiburg.
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April 27, 1988: Nachtwach for eight solo voices, chorus, and four trombones by Wolfgang Rihm (36) to words of the Bible is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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July 6, 1988: Brahmsliebewalzer for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (36) is performed for the first time, in Flensburg. Also premiered is Rihm’s 3 Walzer for orchestra.
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October 26, 1988: Départ for chorus and 22 players by Wolfgang Rihm (36) to words of Rimbaud is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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October 29, 1988: Kein Firmament for 14 players by Wolfgang Rihm (36) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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January 17, 1989: String Quartet no.8 by Wolfgang Rihm (36) is performed for the first time, in Milan.
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February 13, 1989: Schwebende Begegnung for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (36) is performed for the first time, in Ludwigshafen.
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February 19, 1989: Bruchstück “Die Vorzeichen” for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (36) from his unperformed music theatre piece Die Eroberung von Mexico, is performed for the first time, in Hamburg. See 9 February 1992.
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February 25, 1989: Abgewandt I for chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (36) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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April 21, 1989: Stück for three percussionists by Wolfgang Rihm (37) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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August 27, 1989: Geheimer Block for vocal soloists, chorus, organ, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (37) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main.
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October 22, 1989: Frau/Stimme for soprano and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (37) to words of Müller is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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November 10, 1989: Duomonolog for violin and cello by Wolfgang Rihm (37) is performed for the first time, in Badenweiler.
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November 12, 1989: Figur for four bass trombones, harp, and percussion by Wolfgang Rihm (37) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main.
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February 23, 1990: Unbenannt III for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (37) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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May 17, 1990: Ungemaltes Bild for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (38) is performed for the first time, in Stockholm.
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June 16, 1990: Dunkles Spiel for chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (38) is performed for the first time, in Zürich.
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August 16, 1990: Mein Tod. Requiem in memoriam Jane S. for soprano and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (38) to words of Wolf Wondratschek is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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September 17, 1990: Cantus firmus for 14 players, composed in memory of Luigi Nono (†0) by Wolfgang Rihm (38), is performed for the first time, in Glasgow.
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September 22, 1990: Ins Offene... for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (38) is performed for the first time, in Glasgow. See 18 January 1995.
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November 11, 1990: Abgewandt II for 14 players by Wolfgang Rihm (38) is performed for the first time, in Gütersloh. It was composed in memory of Luigi Nono (†0).
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February 16, 1991: Kalt, an octet for oboe, english horn, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, piano, and percussion by Wolfgang Rihm (38), is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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February 21, 1991: Umfassung for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (38) is performed for the first time, in Milan. It was composed in memory of Luigi Nono (†0).
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October 27, 1991: Bildlos/Weglos for seven sopranos and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (39) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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November 18, 1991: Several new works are performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Vienna to celebrate the 90th birthday of Alfred Schlee, director of Universal Edition: Pièce pour piano et quatuor à cordes by Olivier Messiaen (82), Anthèmes I for violin by Pierre Boulez (66), the second movement of the Sonata for viola by Györgi Ligeti (68), Psalom for string quartet by Arvo Pärt (56), Zwischen den Zeilen for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (39) and Freize I for string quartet by Harrison Birtwistle (57). See 19 October 1997, 28 March 1993, 23 April 1994, and 28 April 1996.
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November 22, 1991: Das Rot, six poems for high voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (39) to words of von Günderrode, is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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January 14, 1992: Kolchis for percussion, harp, piano, cello, and double bass by Wolfgang Rihm (39) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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January 19, 1992: Am Horizont for violin, cello, and accordion by Wolfgang Rihm (39) is performed for the first time, in Cologne to celebrate the 60th birthday of Mauricio Kagel. Also premiered is Five2 for english horn, two clarinets, bass clarinet, and timpani by John Cage (79).
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February 9, 1992: Die Eroberung von Mexico, a Musiktheater by Wolfgang Rihm (39) to his own words after Artaud, is performed for the first time, in the Staatstheater, Hamburg.
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March 8, 1992: Étude pour Séraphin for brass and percussion by Wolfgang Rihm (39) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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June 13, 1992: Gesungene Zeit for violin and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (40) is performed for the first time, in Zürich.
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September 14, 1992: La lugubre gondola/Das Eismeer for two orchestras and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (40), composed in memory of Luigi Nono (†2), is performed for the first time, in Duisburg. See 8 October 1994.
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March 7, 1993: Dritte Music for violin and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (40) is performed for the first time, in Baden-Baden.
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May 9, 1993: Antlitz for violin and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (41) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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May 12, 1993: Et nunc II for winds and percussion by Wolfgang Rihm (41) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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November 13, 1993: String Quartet no.9 “Quartetsatz” by Wolfgang Rihm (41) is performed for the first time, in Badenweiler.
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November 14, 1993: Abschiedsstücke for female chorus and 15 players by Wolfgang Rihm (41) to words of Wondratschek is performed for the first time, in Badenweiler.
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November 27, 1993: Vier Gedichte von Peter Härtling for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (41) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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May 9, 1994: Wolfgang Rihm’s (42) Sphere for piano, winds, and percussion is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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May 28, 1994: O meine Seele war ein Wald for mezzo-soprano, alto, harp, viola, cello, and double bass by Wolfgang Rihm (42) to words of Lasker-Schüler is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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July 26, 1994: Nachstudie for piano by Wolfgang Rihm (42) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
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September 7, 1994: Séraphin: Versuch eines Theaters für Instrumente/Stimmen/... by Wolfgang Rihm (42) after Artaud, is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt. See 24 November 1996.
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October 8, 1994: Two new works are performed for the first time, in Graz: Sans Soleil for two ondes Martenot, orchestra, and electronics by Olga Neuwirth (26), and La lugubre gondola/Das Eismeer for two pianos by Wolfgang Rihm (42), composed in memory of Luigi Nono. See 14 September 1992.
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November 13, 1994: Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum for soprano and nine players by Wolfgang Rihm (42) to words of Aeschylus (tr. Handke) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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November 19, 1994: Von Weit for cello and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (42) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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November 20, 1994: Raumauge for chorus and five percussionists by Wolfgang Rihm (42) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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November 28, 1994: In nuce for viola, cello, and double bass by Wolfgang Rihm (42) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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January 18, 1995: A second setting of Ins Offene... for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (42) is performed for the first time, in Santa Cruz, Canary Islands. See 22 September 1990.
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March 12, 1995: Vers une Symphonie fleuve for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm is performed for the first time, in Hamburg on the eve of the composer’s 43rd birthday.
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May 14, 1995: Vers une Symphonie fleuve II for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (43) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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July 7, 1995: IN-SCHRIFT for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (43) is performed for the first time, in Venice.
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August 16, 1995: Requiem der Versöhung for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart. Among the 13 composers contributing to the work are Luciano Berio (69), György Kurtág (69), Krzysztof Penderecki (61), Alfred Schnittke (60), John Harbison (56), and Wolfgang Rihm (43).
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October 25, 1995: Vers une Symphonie fleuve III for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (43) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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November 9, 1995: Musik für Oboe und Orchester by Wolfgang Rihm (43) is performed for the first time, in Basel.
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April 13, 1996: The first version of Gejagte Form for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (44) is performed for the first time, in Philadelphia. See 28 March 2003.
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May 7, 1996: New works are performed for the first time, in Basel: Pol for six players by Wolfgang Rihm (44), Rasche Fuge zur Sache Bach for string quartet by Henri Pousseur (66), and Voie lactée ô soeur lumineuse, a toccata for 19 instruments in honor of Paul Sacher by Hans Werner Henze (69).
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July 1, 1996: Phantom und Eskapade, a fantasy-piece for violin and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (44), is performed for the first time, in Johannisberg.
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July 14, 1996: Form/2 Formen for 20 instrumentalists and 5 players by Wolfgang Rihm (44) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
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November 7, 1996: A second setting of Pol for 13 instruments by Wolfgang Rihm (44) is performed for the first time, in Cologne. See 7 May 1996.
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November 13, 1996: Nucleus for 13 players by Wolfgang Rihm (44) is performed for the first time, in Badenweiler, conducted by Pierre Boulez (71) as part of Pol-Kolchis-Nucleus.
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November 17, 1996: MAXIMUM EST UNUM for alto, four sopranos, chorus, orchestra, and organ by Wolfgang Rihm (44) to words of Meister Eckhart and Nikolaus Cusanus is performed for the first time, in Freiburg.
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November 24, 1996: An enlarged version of Séraphin: Versuch eines Theaters für Instrumente/ Stimmen/... by Wolfgang Rihm (44) after Artaud, is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart. See 7 September 1994.
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April 25, 1997: Responsorium for female voice and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (45) to words of Homer is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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April 25, 1997: Ernster Gesang for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (45) is performed for the first time, in Philadelphia.
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September 7, 1997: A new setting of Gebild for trumpet, percussion, and strings by Wolfgang Rihm (45) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne. See 15 May 1983.
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September 13, 1997: A string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (45) is performed for the first time, in Berlin, 29 years after it was composed.
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September 14, 1997: A string quartet in g minor by Wolfgang Rihm (45) is performed for the first time, in Berlin, 31 years after it was composed.
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September 18, 1997: Verborgene Formen for chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (45) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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September 20, 1997: Apokryph for baritone and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (45) after Büchner is performed for the first time, in Berlin. Also premiered is Rihm’s String Quartet no.10.
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March 29, 1998: Ernster Gesang mit Lied for voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (46) to words of Büchner is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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April 4, 1998: Drei Gedichte von Monique Thoné for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (46) is performed for the first time, in Borgerbout.
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May 18, 1998: Deutsches Stück mit Hamlet for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (46) to words of several authors is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main.
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September 22, 1998: Vers une Symphonie fleuve IV for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (46) is performed for the first time, in Dresden. See 5 May 2001.
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October 18, 1998: Styx und Lethe for cello and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (46) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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November 1, 1998: Wolfgang Rihm’s (46) rhapsody for trumpet, percussion, and orchestra Marsyas is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe. See 24 March 2000.
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December 1, 1998: Gedrängte Form for 14 players by Wolfgang Rihm (46) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main. Also premiered is Rihm’s cycle Nebendraußen for baritone and piano to words of Lenz.
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March 12, 1999: 3 späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller for alto and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm is performed for the first time, in Berlin on the eve of the composer’s 47th birthday.
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April 5, 1999: Über die Linie for cello by Wolfgang Rihm (47) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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May 22, 1999: Sotto voce, a nocturne for piano and chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (47), is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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June 23, 1999: Fragment no.2 for string quartet by Elliott Carter (90) is performed for the first time, in the Cuvilliestheater, Munich. Also premiered is Fetzen for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (47) and Settori for string quartet by Olga Neuwirth (30).
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September 29, 1999: In doppelter Tiefe for two female voices and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (47) to words of van der Lubbe is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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November 12, 1999: Musik für Klarinette und Orchester by Wolfgang Rihm (47) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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November 18, 1999: Trigon for female voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (47) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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January 2, 2000: Spiegel und Fluss for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (47) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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March 2, 2000: New works for solo piano are performed for the first time, in Weill Recital Hall, New York: Two Diversions for piano by Elliott Carter (91), On an Unwritten Letter by John Harbison (61), Image de Moreau by Louis Andriessen (60), Zwiesprache for piano by Wolfgang Rihm (47), and Dew-Fall-Drops by Tan Dun (42).
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March 13, 2000: Im Anfang for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm is performed for the first time, in Bremen on the composer’s 48th birthday.
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March 17, 2000: Ende der Handschrift, a cycle for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (48) to words of Müller, is performed for the first time, in Badenweiler.
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March 24, 2000: A second setting of Wolfgang Rihm’s (48) rhapsody for trumpet, percussion, and orchestra Marsyas is performed for the first time, in Lucerne. See 1 November 1998.
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March 25, 2000: Auf einem anderen Blatt for piano by Wolfgang Rihm (48) is performed for the first time, in London.
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May 22, 2000: In Frage for eight players by Wolfgang Rihm (48) is performed for the first time, in Vienna.
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August 25, 2000: Concerto, a dithyramb for string quartet and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (48), is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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August 29, 2000: Deus Passus for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (48) to words of the Bible and others is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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October 18, 2000: Stilles Stück for baritone and eight instruments by Wolfgang Rihm (48) to words of Lenz is performed for the first time, in Hannover.
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October 26, 2000: ...fleuve V (omnia tempus habent) for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (48) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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October 28, 2000: Frage for female chorus and eight players by Wolfgang Rihm (48) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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October 31, 2000: Vier Male for clarinet in A by Wolfgang Rihm (48) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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March 17, 2001: Die Stücke des Sängers for harp and chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (49) is performed for the first time, in Cité de la musique, Paris.
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May 5, 2001: A second setting of Vers une Symphonie fleuve IV for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (49) is performed for the first time, in Prinzregententheater, Munich. See 22 September 1998.
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November 11, 2001: BONUS, a birthday quintet for english horn, two trumpets, trombone, and harp by Wofgang Rihm (49), is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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November 15, 2001: Jagden und Formen for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (49) is performed for the first time, in Basel.
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January 22, 2002: Aria/Ariadne, a “Szenarie” for soprano and chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (49) to words of Nietzsche, is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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January 23, 2002: Astralis for chorus, cello, and two timpani by Wolfgang Rihm (49) to words of Novalis, is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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February 2, 2002: Rilke: Vier Gedichte for tenor and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (49) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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March 12, 2002: Sphäre nach Studie for two percussionists, harp, piano, and two double basses by Wolfgang Rihm is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe on the eve of the composer’s 50th birthday.
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March 16, 2002: Das Lesen der Schrift, four pieces for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (50), is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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March 24, 2002: Viola Concerto no.2 by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in Pester Redoute, Budapest.
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May 17, 2002: Canzona per sonare for alto trombone and two orchestral groups by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in the Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen.
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May 17, 2002: Fetzen 2 for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in Insel Hombroich.
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June 23, 2002: String Quartet no.12 by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in Reggio Emilia.
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August 31, 2002: Fetzen 3 for accordion and string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in Agathenburg.
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September 14, 2002: Verwandlung for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in the Alte Oper, Frankfurt.
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October 23, 2002: Sechs Gedichte von Friedrich Nietzsche for baritone and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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November 21, 2002: Interscriptum for string quartet and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Neuer Saal, Vienna.
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March 1, 2003: 3 Vorspiele zu einer Insel for flute, violin, and percussion by Wolfgang Rihm (50) is performed for the first time, at the Morat-Institut, Freiburg im Breisgau.
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March 12, 2003: Vier Studien zu einem Klarinettenquintett by Wolfgang Rihm is performed for the first time, in Hotel Römerbad, Badenweiler, on the eve of the composer’s 51st birthday.
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March 27, 2003: Lavant-Gesänge, a cycle for alto and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (51) to words of Lavant, is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-am-Main.
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March 28, 2003: A second version of Gejagte Form for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (51) is performed for the first time, in Graz. See 13 April 1996.
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May 17, 2003: Insula felix for two vocal soloists, chorus, and chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (51) is performed for the first time, in the Liederhalle, Stuttgart.
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May 22, 2003: Wolfgang Rihm (51) receives the Ernst von Siemers Music Award in the Cuvilliestheater, Munich where his Stilles Stück 2 for baritone, horn, and strings to words of Fleming is performed for the first time.
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August 11, 2003: Levant-Gesänge, a cycle for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (51) to words of Levant, is performed for the first time, in the Kleines Festspielhaus, Salzburg.
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August 27, 2003: Unbenannt IV for organ and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (51) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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September 4, 2003: Europa nach dem letzten Regen, a cycle for three solo voices and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (51), is performed for the first time, in the Semperoper, Dresden.
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September 13, 2003: Wind Quintet by Wolfgang Rihm (51) is performed for the first time, in the Schweizerhof, Lucerne.
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September 26, 2003: Gesangsstück for clarinet, violin, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (51) is performed for the first time, in Warsaw.
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October 27, 2003: Sphäre um Sphäre for chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (51) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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November 11, 2003: Male über Male for clarinet, two violas, cello, and two double basses by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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January 16, 2004: Brentano-Phantasie, a cycle for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (51) to words of Brentano, is performed for the first time, in the Alte Oper, Frankfurt.
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March 6, 2004: Fetzen 4 for viola and accordion by Wolfgang Rihm (51) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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March 14, 2004: Nach-Schrift for 17 players by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in the Funkhaus, Cologne.
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April 25, 2004: Fetzen 5, 6, 7, 8 for accordion and string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (52) are all performed for the first time, in the Rudolf Steiner Schule, Witten.
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April 28, 2004: Solo e pensoso, two sonnets by Petrarch for baritone, viola, and harp by Wolfgang Rihm (52), is performed for the first time, in the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Munich.
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May 16, 2004: Bildnis: Anakreon for tenor, piano, harp, clarinet in A, and cello by Wolfgang Rihm (52) to words of Mörike is performed for the first time, in the Liederhalle, Stuttgart.
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August 11, 2004: 3 Hölderlin-Gedichte for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in Bad Reichenhall.
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September 16, 2004: Quartettstudie for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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September 19, 2004: Eine Stimme for mezzo-soprano and twelve players by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in Strasbourg.
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October 8, 2004: Eins und doppelt for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in Ludwigshafen.
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December 10, 2004: Rilke: Vier Gedichte for voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in the Casino, Basel.
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January 16, 2005: Über-Schrift for two pianos by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Neuer Saal, Vienna.
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January 20, 2005: Über die Linie VI for alto flute, violin, and cello by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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March 10, 2005: The first setting of Two Other Movements for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (52) is performed for the first time, in New York.
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March 13, 2005: En plein air for flute, clarinet, harp, and string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm is performed for the first time, in Hotel Römerbad, Badenweiler, on the composer’s 53rd birthday.
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April 14, 2005: 3. Doppelgesang for clarinet, viola, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (53) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis.
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May 9, 2005: Memoria for two solo voices, chorus, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (53) to words of Sachs is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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August 8, 2005: Zwei Sprüche for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (53) to words of Schiller is performed for the first time, in Bad Reichenhall, Germany.
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August 20, 2005: Penthisilea-Monolog for female voice and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (53) to words of von Kleist is performed for the first time, in Weimar.
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September 2, 2005: Verwandlung 2 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (53) is performed for the first time, in the Gewandhaus, Leipzig.
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September 30, 2005: Eine Stimme 1-3 for mezzo soprano and twelve players by Wolfgang Rihm (53) is performed for the first time, in the Palais de Fêtes, Strasbourg.
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January 27, 2006: Fremdes Licht for soprano, violin, clarinet, and chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (53) to words of Brentano is performed for the first time, in the Kongresshalle, Augsburg.
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February 12, 2006: Gegenstück for contrabass saxophone, percussion, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (53) is performed for the first time, in Theaterhaus Stuttgart.
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February 16, 2006: Will Sound for chamber group by Wolfgang Rihm (53) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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April 9, 2006: Das Namenlose for soprano, clarinet, and soprano by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in Heidelberg.
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May 21, 2006: Akt for soprano and string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
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August 15, 2006: Grund-Riss for contrabass clarinet, contrabass trombone, and contrabass saxophone by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in the Orangerie Darmstadt.
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August 15, 2006: Concerto in One Movement for cello and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in the Felsenreitschule, Salzburg.
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September 7, 2006: Vigilia for six voices and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Berlin.
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September 29, 2006: Séraphin-Sphäre for 14 players by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Brussels.
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October 21, 2006: Akt und Tag for soprano and string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (54) to words of Blake is performed for the first time, in the Christuskirche, Donaueschingen.
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October 27, 2006: Das Gehege for soprano and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (54) to words of Strauss is performed for the first time, in the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich.
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January 28, 2007: Grave for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (54) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Mozartsaal Wien.
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June 3, 2007: Goethe-Lieder for tenor and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (55) is performed for the first time, in Folkwang Hochschule, Essen.
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June 8, 2007: Diptychon for soprano and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (55) to words of Hölderlin is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Cologne.
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July 21, 2007: Sotto voce 2 for piano and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (55) is performed for the first time, in Erl (Tyrol).
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July 27, 2007: Psalmus for bassoon and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (55) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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August 15, 2007: Goethe-Lieder, a cycle for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (55), is performed for the first time, in Bad Reichenhall, Germany.
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September 15, 2007: Über die Linie VII for violin by Wolfgang Rihm (55) is performed for the first time, in the Alte Oper, Frankfurt-am-Main.
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September 29, 2007: Canzona nuova for viola by Wolfgang Rihm (55) is performed for the first time, in the Palais du Rhin, Strasbourg.
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November 4, 2007: QUID EST DEUS? for chorus and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (55) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Freiburg.
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November 29, 2007: Séraphin III for female narrator, two singers, and 14 instruments by Wolfgang Rihm (55) is performed for the first time, in Athens.
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May 7, 2008: Jagden und Formen for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (56) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt-Main.
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June 15, 2008: Verwandlung 3 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (56) is performed for the first time, in Weimar.
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June 28, 2008: Vier späte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (56) are performed for the first time, in Bad Kissingen.
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September 11, 2008: COLL’ARCO for violin and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (56) is performed for the first time, in the Gewandhaus, Leipzig.
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September 17, 2008: Concerto “Séraphin” for 16 players by Wolfgang Rihm (56) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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September 28, 2008: Verwandlung 4 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (56) is performed for the first time, in Bonn.
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January 18, 2009: String Quartet no.11 by Wolfgang Rihm (56) is performed for the first time, in Essen.
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May 2, 2009: Proserpina, a monodrama for soprano, chorus, and chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (57) is performed for the first time, in the Rokokotheater, Schwetzingen.
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May 20, 2009: Mnemosyne for high soprano and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (57) to words of Hölderlin, is performed for the first time, in the Kammermusiksaal of the Philharmonie, Berlin.
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September 25, 2009: Drei Frauen, music theatre in three monodramas and two intermezzos for soprano, tenor, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (57), is performed for the first time, in Basel.
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October 1, 2009: Versuchung for cello and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (57) is performed for the first time, in Strasbourg.
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November 15, 2009: ET LUX for vocal quartet and string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (57), is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Cologne.
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July 27, 2010: Dionysos, an opera by Wolfgang Rihm (58) to his own words after Nietzsche, is performed for the first time, in Salzburg.
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August 16, 2010: Gegenstück for contrabass saxophone, percussion, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (58) is performed for the first time, in Johannisberg, Germany.
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November 18, 2010: Lichtes Spiel: ein Sommerstück for violin and chamber orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (58) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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December 15, 2010: Fantasia for strings and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (58) is performed for the first time, in Bottrop, Germany.
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January 15, 2011: Will Sound More for 20 players by Wolfgang Rihm (58) is performed for the first time, in the Alte Oper, Frankfurt.
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April 3, 2011: Dyade for violin and double bass by Wolfgang Rihm (59) is performed for the first time, in Avery Fisher Hall, New York.
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June 22, 2011: Nähe fern 1 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (59) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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July 9, 2011: Eine Strasse, Lucile for soprano and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (59) to words of Büchner is performed for the first time, in Karlsruhe.
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October 14, 2011: “Seraphin” Symphonie for chamber ensemble and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (59) is performed for the first time, in the Baar-Sporthalle, Donaueschingen.
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October 19, 2011: Nähe fern 2 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (59) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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October 25, 2011: Will Sound More Again for chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (59) is performed for the first time, in the Casa de Musica, Porto.
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October 29, 2011: Der Mahler träumt for solo voice and chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (59) to words of Beckman is performed for the first time, in the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam.
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January 19, 2012: String Quartet no.13 by Wolfgang Rihm (59) is performed for the first time, at Cité del la Musque, Paris.
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February 29, 2012: Nähe fern 3 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (59) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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March 13, 2012: Vers une symphonie fleuve VI for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm is performed for the first time, in Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe, on the composer’s 60th birthday.
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March 15, 2012: Samothrake for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (60) is performed for the first time, in the Gewandhaus, Leipzig.
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March 24, 2012: Fragmenta passionis for chorus by Wolfgang Rihm (60) to words of the Bible is performed for the first time, in the Sophienkirche, Berlin.
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June 13, 2012: Nähe fern 4 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (60) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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June 30, 2012: Pater noster for chorus by Wolfgang Rihm (60) is performed for the first time, in Passau.
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August 20, 2012: Symphony “Nähe fern” by Wolfgang Rihm (60) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne. The work includes Dämmrung senkte sich von oben for baritone and orchestra to words of Goethe.
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February 10, 2013: Epilog for string quintet by Wolfgang Rihm (60) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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April 27, 2013: Stille Feste for chorus and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (61) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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June 23, 2013: A Tribute for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (61) is performed for the first time, in Snape Maltings Concert Hall. The work was commissioned to celebrate the centennial of the birth of Benjamin Britten (†36).
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October 20, 2013: IN-SCHRIFT 2 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (61) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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November 20, 2013: Verwandlung 5 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (61) is performed for the first time, in the Musikverein, Vienna.
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May 5, 2014: Transitus for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in Teatro alla Scala, Milan.
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May 10, 2014: In Verbundenheit for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in Witten.
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June 1, 2014: Harzreise im Winter for baritone and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (62), to words of Goethe, is performed for the first time, in Residenz Würzburg.
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June 4, 2014: Verwandlung 6 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie Essen.
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June 18, 2014: Rembrandts Ochse, plötzlich im Louvre for piano by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, at Cité de la musique, Paris.
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June 19, 2014: Sehnsucht und Nachtgesang for medium voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (62), is performed for the first time, in Regentenbau, Bad Kissingen.
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August 19, 2014: Concerto for horn and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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August 25, 2014: Piano Concerto no.2 by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in the Grosses Festspielhaus, Salzburg.
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September 17, 2014: Concerto for violin, cello, piano, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Berlin.
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September 18, 2014: Sextet for clarinet, horn, and string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in the Muziekgebouw, Amsterdam.
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October 18, 2014: Sound as Will for trumpet and ensemble by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in the Donauhalle, Donaueschingen.
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January 9, 2015: Gedicht des Malers for violin and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in the Konzerthaus, Großer Saal, Vienna.
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March 8, 2015: Über die Linie VIII for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (62) is performed for the first time, in the Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe.
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June 23, 2015: Con Piano? Certo! for piano and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (63) is performed for the first time, in the Badisches Staatstheater, Karlsruhe.
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July 6, 2015: Funde im Verscharrten for baritone, soprano, and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (63) to words of Ekelöf, is performed for the first time, in the Regentenbau, Bad Kissingen.
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August 23, 2015: Re-Structures for two pianos and live electronics by Tod Machover (61) is performed for the first time, in the KKL, Luzerner Saal, Lucerne. Also premiered is Gruß-Moment for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (63).
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September 4, 2015: The Lucerne Festival Academy announces that Wolfgang Rihm (63) will replace Pierre Boulez (90) as its artistic director.
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October 15, 2015: Duo Concerto for violin, cello, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (63) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
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October 21, 2015: Geste zu Vedova for string quartet by Wolfgang Rihm (63) is performed for the first time, in Venice.
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January 26, 2016: Toccata capricciosa for piano by Wolfgang Rihm (63) is performed for the first time, in the Grand Auditorium, Luxembourg.
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September 20, 2016: Dort wie hier, a cycle for baritone and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (64) to words of various authors, is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Cologne.
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December 11, 2016: Three Poems of Nelly Sachs for voice and piano by Wolfgang Rihm (64) is performed for the first time, in the Free Academy of Art, Hamburg.
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January 11, 2017: Reminiszenz for tenor and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (64) is performed for the first time, in the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg.
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February 10, 2017: Gruß-Moment 2 for orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (64) is performed for the first time, in the Philharmonie, Berlin.
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March 11, 2017: Missa brevis for chorus by Wolfgang Rihm (64) is performed for the first time, in the Prinzregententheater, Munich.
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March 30, 2017: Requiem-Strophen for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra by Wolfgang Rihm (65) is performed for the first time, in the Herkulessaal, Munich.