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(b 1952 )

Wolfgang Rihm was born in Karlsruhe on 13 March 1952. He began composing at the age of eleven, studying with Eugen Werner Velte at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe from 1968–72, then with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne from 1972–73, and with Klaus Huber at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg from 1973–76. He received an honorary doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1998. Among his numerous honours are the Preis der Stadt Stuttgart in 1974, Berlin Kunstpreis Stipendium in 1978, a residency at Villa Massimo in Rome from the Deutsche Künstlerakademie for 1979–80 and the Beethoven-Preis der Stadt Bonn in 1981. He was elected to the Akademien der Künste in Berlin, Mannheim and Munich in 1991 and received the Prix de Composition Musical de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco in 1997. He was made an Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2001 and received the Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis in 2003. He taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe from 1973–78 and has been Professor of Composition there since 1985, dividing his time between Karlsruhe and Berlin.

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Role: Classical Composer 
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100 YEARS DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN - Centennial Edition (5-DVD Box Set) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
21ST CENTURY INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS (Russo, Gattet, L. Watts, Sukmanova, Papendell, Duncan, Bruggergosman, Gerard Kim) Oehms Classics
Chamber Music
HR BRASS: Marches Capriccio
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
Marches - WEILL, K. / STRAUSS I, J. / KAGEL, M. / RIHM, W. / GRUBER, H.K. (Demilitarised Zones) (HR Brass, Kohler) Capriccio
Wind Ensemble/Band Music
PART, A.: Mementoi / LA HELE, G.: Missa Quare tristis es / RIHM, W.: Caligaverunt oculi mei / Recessit pastor noster (Singer Pur) Oehms Classics
Vocal Ensemble
Piano Duo Recital: Klavierduo Eckerle - RIHM, W. / DVORAK, A. / KARG-ELERT, S. / REGER, M. (Walzer) Naxos
Piano Recital: Levingston, Bruce - LISZT, F. / BRAHMS, J. / RIHM, W. / GLASS, P. (Night Break) Dorian Sono Luminus
Quartettsatze (Quartet Movements) - WOLF, H. / PUCCINI, G. / ORFF, C. / IVES, C. / RIHM, W. / SCHUBERT, F. / WEBERN, A. (Signum Quartet) Capriccio
Chamber Music
RIHM / SCIARRINO / MOODY / METCALF: Choral Works Oehms Classics
Choral - Sacred
RIHM, W.: 2 Other Movements / Abkehr / Schattenstück (Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Norrington, Arming) SWR Klassik
RIHM, W.: Oedipus (Deutsche Oper Berlin, 1987) (NTSC) Arthaus Musik
Opera DVD
RIHM, W.: Quid est Deus / Ungemaltes Bild / Frau/Stimme (Rihm Edition, Vol. 4) SWR Klassik
Vocal, Orchestral, Vocal
RIHM, W.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Nachtwach / Vers une symphonie fleuve III / Raumauge (Rihm Edition, Vol. 3) SWR Klassik
Orchestral, Choral - Secular, Orchestral, Choral - Secular
RIHM, W.: Uber die Linie II / COLL'ARCO (Rihm Edition, Vol. 6) (J. and C. Widmann, Cambreling, E.G. Jensen) SWR Klassik
RIHM, W.: Verwandlungen (Rihm Edition, Vol. 5) (South West German Radio Symphony, Arming, Pintscher) SWR Klassik
RIHM, W.: Violin and Piano Works (Tianwa Yang, Rimmer) Naxos
Chamber Music, Instrumental
RIHM: Morphonie / Klangbeschreibung I-III SWR Klassik
RIHM: Styx und Lethe / Dritte Musik / Music for Oboe and Orchestra (Rihm Edition, Vol. 1) SWR Klassik
RIHM: Tutuguri: Der Ritus der schwarzen Sonne (The Rite of the Black Sun) SWR Klassik
SHOSTAKOVICH, D.: Violin Concerto No. 1 / RIHM, W.: Gesungene Zeit (Van Zweden, Waart, Peskó) Naxos
STRAUSS, R.: Last Songs / Eine Alpensinfonie (Harteros, Dresden Staatskapelle, Thielemann) (Blu-ray, HD) C Major
Classical Concert
STRAUSS, R.: Last Songs / Eine Alpensinfonie (Harteros, Dresden Staatskapelle, Thielemann) (NTSC) C Major
Classical Concert
WALTER, C.J.: 4 Pieces against stagnation / RIHM, W.: Marsyas / MASON, B.: Trumpet Concerto (Friedrich) Capriccio
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