Rihm Quartet

Minguet Quartett & Paul van Nevel Huelgas Ensemble - Wolfgang Rihm: Et Lux (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Minguet Quartett & Paul van Nevel Huelgas Ensemble - Wolfgang Rihm: Et Lux (2015)
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'Et Lux' is an alluring and timeless work for vocal ensemble and string quartet by leading German composer Wolfgang Rihm, here receiving its first recording.
Wolfgang Rihm - Et Lux - Huelgas Ensemble, Minguet Quartett, Paul Van Nevel (2015) {ECM New Series 2404}

Wolfgang Rihm - Et Lux - Huelgas Ensemble, Minguet Quartett, Paul Van Nevel (2015) {ECM New Series 2404}
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© 2015 ECM Records | ECM New Series 2404
Classical / Contemporary Classical / Choral / Chamber Music / Strings

From a composer whose vast output plunders the stylistic gamut of western musical history and then some, here is a single movement requiem full of clean lines and troubled introspection. Et Lux is a 2009 composition for voices and string quartet in which Rihm dwells on certain phrases of the Latin death mass – particularly the notion of eternal light, which he calls “comforting yet deeply disturbing”. The same could be said of Et Lux as a whole. Tropes waft in from across the ages: this music treads the line of tangibility, with sudden rushes of anger or fondness and the messy half-memories that come with grief. The strings complete phrases that the singers can’t seem to summon. Conductor Paul van Nevel doubles the vocal parts to create broad, generous textures that sound lovely and lush against the strings’ icy clarity – all qualities that ECM’s engineers are expert at capturing.
Wolfgang Rihm - Morphonie, Klangbeschreibung (SWR Sinfonieorchester)

Wolfgang Rihm - Morphonie, Klangbeschreibung (SWR Sinfonieorchester)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers | 572 Mb
Label:Haenssler - Date:2000

This two-disc set includes "Morphonie" for orchestra with solo string quartet (1972 – 40'10) and "Klangbeschreibung I-III" (1987 – 87'10). Both were premiered by the SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg at the Donaueschinger Musiktage: "Morphonie" in 1974 and "Klangbeschreibung" in 1987. These recordings were made in the studio, based on the same intensive rehearsals. "Morphonie" is led by Ernest Bour, while "Klangbeschreibung" is led by Michael Gielen…….
Autonomeus @ Amazon.com
Wolfgang Rihm - Dis-Kontur, Sub-Kontur, Lichtzwang für Violine und Orchester

Wolfgang Rihm - Dis-Kontur, Sub-Kontur, Lichtzwang für Violine und Orchester
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 335 Mb
Label:Haenssler - Date:2007

Wolfgang Rihm has had a long and varied career, which Hanssler's Rihm Edition aims to document by exploring the archives of German radio orchestras. This disc here focuses on the period when he first came to prominence in the European contemporary music scene. In the 1970s, Rihm was writing in an effusive expressionistic style, often going with the white-hot inspiration of any given moment instead of an elaborate preconceived form. The SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg perform three works in this vein…..
Christopher Culver @ Amazon.com
Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Minguet Quartet) [repost]

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Minguet Quartet)[repost]
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 317 Mb
Label:Collegno - Date:2003

“This CD with the first four string quartets reflects the interesting path of Rihm’s artistic development. The Minguet Quartet approaches the first two, shorter, works with audibly high concentration without relinquishing, in the frenzy of high-energy playing, their own cultivated sound born from quartet tradition. Here, Rihm’s third quartet, with its not unproblematic subtitle ‘Im Innersten’ (‘at the innermost core’), does not become self-indulgent ….
Klassik Heute, September, 2003
Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartet No. 11, Interscriptum, Grave (Minguet Quartet)

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartet No. 11, Interscriptum, Grave (Minguet Quartet)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 337 Mb
Label:Wergo - Date:2013

Wolfgang Rihm’s compositions for string quartet, as extensive as they are varied, share no clear common denominator. Despite all the variety that exists, his string quartets have from the beginning been a constant element in his oeuvre: So far, there are thirteen quartets, as well as ten other compositions for or with a string quartet – a selection of these works can be found on this CD……

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 4 (Minguet Quartet)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at May 8, 2014
Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 4 (Minguet Quartet)

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 3 (Minguet Quartett)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 187 Mb
Label:ColLegno - Date:2006

The Minguett Quartet recorded nearly the full cycle of Wolfgang Rihm's string quartets for Collegno, and it's a shame these discs are now out of print. The Minguett Quartet are Ulrich Isfort and Annette Reisinger (violins), Aroa Sorin (viola) and Matthias Diener (cello). On this volume of the cycle, we find three quartets from the 1990s and early millennium, a time when Rihm returned to the effusive expressionism that had first made him famous, after a few years of wispy, piannissimo music imitative of Nono and Lachenmann…….
Christopher Culver @ Amazon.com

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 3 (Minguet Quartett)  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at April 21, 2014
Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 3 (Minguet Quartett)

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets, Vol. 3 (Minguet Quartett)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 239 Mb
Label:ColLegno - Date:2005

Col Legno's third volume of Wolfgang Rihm's string quartets is, like its predecessors, an album of vigorous and challenging works that defy easy descriptions, resist stylistic associations, and put listeners on their mettle. If the fragmentary gestures, sudden digressions, and unconventional sounds (wood blocks, voices) of the String Quartet No. 7, "Veränderungen" (1985), are signs of Rihm's restless search for a music freed of expectations, then the …..
Blair Sanderson @ AllMusic.com

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets Vol 2 / Minguet Quartett  Music

Posted by tapaz9 at April 13, 2014
Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets Vol 2 / Minguet Quartett

Wolfgang Rihm - String Quartets Vol 2 / Minguet Quartett
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 1 Cd, Covers | 396 Mb
Label:ColLegno - Date:2004

That the two single-movement string quartets No. 5 (“Ohne Titel”) and No. 6 (“Blaubuch”), composed in 1981/83 and 1984, belong to the most passionate of Rihm’s quartets is due to their restless vigor. This impulsive approach is of course always present in his music. But even the tempo indications “fast, restless” and “fast und free” suggest a certain stringency - which is fully realized in the pieces. A sense of inner disquiet pulls …..

Wolfgang Rihm - Sotto voce (2009)  Music

Posted by wolfy13 at July 20, 2011
Wolfgang Rihm - Sotto voce (2009)

Wolfgang Rihm - Sotto voce
XLD Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | Covers | 54:31 | 254 MB
20th/21st Century Classical - Contemporary | 2009 | Kairos