Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

For Wolfgang Rihm – I

March 2022
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal
Musica viva


Wolfgang Rihm
Missa brevis for choir a capella
Wolfgang Rihm
“Terzinen an den Tod“ four poems by Albert Vigoleis Thelen for baritone and piano (2021/22) – commissioned by musica viva of the Bayerischer Rundfunk | world premiere
Wolfgang Rihm
Vier Studien zu einem Klarinettenquintett für Klarinette und Streichquartett (2003)


Georg Nigl baritone
Olga Pashchenko piano
Jörg Widmann clarinet
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Solist*nnen des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Information about the programme

musica viva is celebrating Wolfgang Rihm’s 70th birthday with a week of concerts. Since the 1970s, when he burst upon Germany’s music scene as an enfant terrible, Rihm has embodied the unconditionality of the creative act. It is thus no accident that his 1978 essay on pain and pleasure bore the title Ins eigene Fleisch (“mortifying the flesh”) and dealt with the close bond between mind and body. The same applies to the quintet studies he wrote for composer-clarinettist Jörg Widmann, his former student and perhaps even his soul-mate, who will present them with soloists from the BRSO in Munich’s recital hall.

Further concerts

Tue, 7 May, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, Technikum
Gammon © Bene Kögl
Watch This Space | BRSO Trio Basso meets Gammon
Tue, 14 May, 7:00 pm
Munich, Werksviertel-Mitte, Technikum
Anton Barakhovsky © BR\Astrid Ackermann
Watch This Space | Anton Barakhovsky and the BRSO academy
Thu, 30 May, 8:00 pm
Munich, Gasteig HP8, Isarphilharmonie
Riccardo Muti © Todd Rosenberg
Riccardo Muti
Works by Haydn, Schubert and Strauss