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Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Riehm

Wolfgang Rihm is one of the most prolific and versatile composers of our time. With inexhaustible imagination, vital creative drive and sharp self-reflection, he has created an oeuvre rich in facets that already includes over four hundred compositions from all musical genres. Rihm's music manifests his belief in the indestructible existence of the creative individual, who is able to assert his strength and dignity against all external threats.

As a versatilely educated musician, he cultivated an intensive dialogue with the other arts. Nevertheless, he has never retreated into the ivory tower. His precise reflections on problems of artistic creation, guided by philosophical questions, have a literary level and open wide horizons for the listener and reader.