Tianwa Yang (violin), Nicholas Rimmer (piano)
Wolfgang Rihm is one of the world's most eminent and prolific composers. His works for violin and piano encompass almost his entire compositional career, from Hekton in 1972 to the solo violin Uber die Linie VII in 2006. Each draws on a wide range of influences, from folk-like moments, embedded quotations and dazzlingly virtuosic episodes. They reflect the breadth of Rihm's various changing styles, which are almost unique in today's music in marrying contemporary technique with emotionally powerful resonances.
Rihm Phantom und Eskapade, Hekton, Antlitz, Eine Violinsonate, Uber die Linie VII (World Premiere Recording)
Running Time: 1 hr 15 min