Another volume. Another triumph.

Tianwa Yang plays Rihm’s works
for violin and orchestra

Wolfgang Rihm, one of the foremost contemporary composers,
has created a powerful body of music for the violin.
Gesungene Zeit is one his most performed works,
and it demonstrates why Rihm is so admired:
music that begins and ends in ethereal lines while
embracing agitation and threnody alike. The beautifully
transparent and sensuous Lichtes Spiel is ‘light, but not
lightweight’ in the composer’s words, and COLL’ARCO
takes the soloist to the extremes of virtuosity in his
largest concertante work for the violin,
teeming with reminiscences, intricacy and drama.
Volume 1 can be heard on 8.573812
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Featured Artists

Tianwa Yang
Tianwa Yang, Violin

Recipient of the ECHO Klassik 2015 Best Instrumentalist (violin) and Best Up-and-Coming Artist 2014 Awards for her Ysaÿe Sonatas for Solo Violin (8.572995) and Mendelssohn’s two Violin Concertos (8.572662), Tianwa Yang has also recorded Sarasate’s complete music for violin and orchestra (8.504046), and for violin and piano (8.504054), Piazzolla’s Las Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas (8.572271), followed by Rihm’s Complete Works for Violin and Piano (8.572730), Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (8.573135), Live in Concert in St Petersburg on DVD (2.110283) and Lalo’s Symphonie espagnole with Juan Manén’s Concierto español (8.573067).

Darrell Ang, Conductor

Darrell Ang has been the artistic director and chief conductor of China’s Sichuan Symphony since December 2016. He regularly conducts the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the ‘Giuseppe Verdi’ Symphony Orchestra, Milan, the Munich Radio Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony and the Mariinsky Orchestra in St Petersburg. His first disc for Naxos was nominated for a GRAMMY® Award in 2016 (Zhou Long/Chen Yi Symphony ‘Humen 1839’, 8.570611).

Darrell Ang
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz

The multi-award-winning Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz is the largest and most important orchestra in the state with its location in Ludwigshafen. It is considered the symphony orchestra of the metropolitan region Rhine-Neckar with a diverse musical range. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of its foundation, Michael Francis will become the principal conductor as of the jubilee season 2019–20. For the outstanding quality of their concerts and their special creativity the Staatsphilharmonie was awarded the prize for the ‘best concert programme’ by the German Association of Music Publishers for their 2016–17 season. In 2013, the Orchestra won the ECHO Klassik in the category ‘classical music for children’ for the album Na warte, sagte Schwarte. In addition, the educational programme Leben mit Musik was also awarded the ECHO Klassik in the category of ‘youth promotion’ in 2014.

More highly acclaimed releases
featuring Tianwa Yang

‘Intelligent and sweet-toned performances of violinist
Tianwa Yang.’
The Guardian ★★★★
‘This pair [Tianwa Yang and Darrell Ang] is worth watching. And we have here the best version of the Lalo I’ve heard’
‘She’s an excellent artist, one whose musicality and passion speak for themselves’
‘These are clearly thought-through performances of eyebrow-raising substance.’
The Strad
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