Luzerner Sinfonieorchester & James Gaffigan - Rihm: Symphonie "Nähe fern" (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 47:31 minutes | 821 MB
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If every work of art can be understood as the docile or rebellious descendant of dozens, indeed hundreds of other works of art, the immense majority of Wolfgang Rihm's compositions fully assume the heritage of the past. This is especially true of 'Nähe fern', whose title (‘Distant proximity') refers to his experience of the four symphonies of Brahms. Each of these pieces for orchestra is a homage profoundly linked with its model, yet at the same time constantly moves away from it. Commissioned by the Lucerne Sinfonieorchester 'Nähe fern' was premiered at the Lucerne Festival on 20th August 2012.