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Riehm: Shifting & Archipel Remix / Davies, Rundel, West German Symphony


Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Wergo   Catalog #: 73572  
Composer:  Rolf Riehm
Performer:  Guy Braunstein
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rolf Riehm is... an unconventional artist. Before him, nobody has ever sensualized in music such a complex cosmos of philosophical reflections, historical facts, myths, fairytales, memories, scientific arguments, the sublime and the trivial, current sociopolitical findings, very personal ingredients and contributions.' - Bernd Leukert. In a letter to Guy Braunstein, soloist at the world premiere, Riehm describes “Shifting” for violin and orchestra as 'a huge, sweeping melody. For me, it is like a river that continually gains new strength from the downhill slope of its landscape – the landscape here is the expressivity which gives impetus to the "melody" and drives it forward, "…moltissimo appassionato…". The third Read more section is nothing other than a single suspension extended to almost five minutes. And then shortly before the end: no more restrictions, no excessive pressures, only free movement. This is the true beginning of the piece!' Riehm sees his composition “Archipel Remix” for orchestra with electronic playbacks as an 'archipelago, a complex of islands, consisting of differently sized islands. The piece starts at the beginning and ends at the end, unsurprisingly, but I want to avoid [the natural passage of time]. Hence the metaphor of the archipelago and the type of designation.' - Marion Saxer & Rolf Riehm) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Shifting for Violin and Orchestra by Rolf Riehm
Performer:  Guy Braunstein (Violin)
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
2.
Archipel Remix by Rolf Riehm
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1999 

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