Wolfgang Rihm, a Chiffre

Wolfgang Rihm, a Chiffre

The 1980s and Beyond

The elusive and ungraspable in Rihms's music
Wolfgang Rihm ( b. Karlsruhe, 1952) is the most performed living German composer. With his personal, expressive, and versatile music, he became the most prominent representative of his generation. His individual approach to music was established in the 1980s and he continues to explore and enlarge his original concepts today. His 1980s work is at the core of this book, more specifically his instrumental music: the Chiffre cycle and the string quartets. Thinking about Rihm includes reflecting on his interest in philosophy, his relation to fine arts, his awareness of principles found in nature, and his references to important composers from the past. His music is embedded in the past and the actuality in modernism and postmodernism. Notwithstanding Rihm’s generosity in essays and introductions to his works, many aspects of the 'inner sound’ of his music stay an elusive, ungraspable ‘chiffre’: a challenge for the analyst.

With Foreword by Richard McGregor (Professor Emeritus, University of Cumbria)

Titre Wolfgang Rihm, a Chiffre
Sous-titre The 1980s and Beyond
Édition Première édition
Langue anglais
Éditeur Leuven University Press
BISAC Classifications thématiques MUS050000 MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician
BIC Classifications thématiques AVH Individual composers & musicians, specific bands & groups
Dewey (abrégé) 780 Music
3687 Musique
Date de première publication du titre 06 mars 2018
Subject Scheme Identifier Code      93 Thema subject category: J
Support Livre broché
Nb de pages 342 p.
ISBN-10 9462701237
ISBN-13 9789462701236
Référence 121712-83
Date de publication 06 mars 2018
Contenu du produit Text (eye-readable)
Nombre de pages de contenu principal 342
Format 15,4 x 23,5 x 1,9 cm
Poids 521 gr
Prix 69,50 €

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