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Rihm, Wolfgang (b. March 13, 1952, Karlsruhe). Esteemed German composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout the world.

Prof. Rihm began composing at age eleven. He studied composition with Eugen Werner Velte at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe from 1968–72 and first attended Darmstadt in 1970. He also received encouragement from Wolfgang Fortner and Humphrey Searle in the early 1970s. He then studied composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne in 1972–73 and composition with Klaus Huber at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1973–76. In addition, he studied musicology with Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht at the Universität Freiburg im Breisgau from 1973–76. He later received an honorary doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1998.

Among his early honors are the Preis der Stadt Stuttgart (1974), the Preis der Stadt Mannheim (1975), the Berliner Kunstpreis-Stipendium (1978), the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt (1978), and the Reinhold Schneider-Preis der Stadt Freiburg in Breisgau (1978). He later received the Stipendium der Stadt Hamburg (1979), a residency at the Villa Massimo in Rome from the Deutsche Künstlerakademie (1979–80), the Beethoven-Preis der Stadt Bonn (1981), and a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (1983). He received the Rolf-Liebermann-Preis (1986, for Die Hamletmaschine) and the Bundesverdienstkreuz from the government of Germany (1989), he was elected to the Akademien der Künste in Berlin, Mannheim and Munich (1991) and his music was the focus of the Éclat festival – Tage für Neue Musik in Stuttgart (1994). He was featured as composer-in-residence at the Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern (1997) and he received the Prix de Composition Musical de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (1997) and the Jacob Burckhardt-Preis der Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-Stiftung (1998). In more recent years, he has received the Bach-Preis der Stadt Hamburg (2000), he was featured as composer-in-residence at the Salzburger Festspiele and the Musica festival in Strasbourg (both 2000) and he received the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Large-Scale Composition (2001, for Jagden und Formen). He was given the title Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France (2001) and received the Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis (2003), an entry in the Goldenes Buch der Stadt Karlsruhe (2003), the Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Württemberg (2004), First Prize in the ARD competition in Munich (2004, for Quartettstudie from 11. Streichquartett), and the British Composer Award for International Composition (2007, for Verwandlung).

Prof. Rihm is also active in other positions. He has been a member of the presidium of the Deutscher Komponisten-Verband since 1982 and served as a member of the presidium of the Deutscher Musikrat in 1984–85. He served as co-editor of the journal Melos from 1984–89 and served as a musical advisor to the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1984–89. He has served as a member of the advisory council of the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung des SWF in Baden-Baden since 1985 and as a member of the board of directors of GEMA since 1989 and served as a musical advisor to Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe from 1990–93.

He taught at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe from 1973–78 and has again taught there as Professor für Komposition since 1985. He has been a regular lecturer at Darmstadt since 1978, taught at the Musik-Akademie München in Munich in 1981 and taught as a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 1984–85. Moreover, he was a guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the Salzburger Festspiele in 1991.

Universal Edition publishes most of his music.

CONTACT INFORMATION

E-mail address for consulting scores: tiefenbrunner@universaledition.com

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

STAGE: Faust und Yorick (chamber opera, libretto by Frithjof Haas, after Jean Tardieu), 2 mezzo-sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, 4 children's voices, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, celesta, electronic organ, harpsichord, percussion, 1976; Jakob Lenz (chamber opera, libretto by Michael Fröhling, after Georg Büchner), 2/4 children's voices, tenor, baritone, bass, 6 mixed voices, 2 oboes (2nd + English horn), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), bassoon (+ contrabassoon), trumpet, trombone, 3 celli, harpsichord, percussion, 1977–78; Tutuguri (Poème dansé) (ballet, text by Antonin Artaud), speaker, 4 tam-tams (around hall), large orchestra (13 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 6 percussion, 50 strings), tape, 1980–82 (also concert version of one section as Schwarzer und roter Tanz); Die Hamletmaschine (5 part music theatre work, text by Heiner Müller, arranged by the composer), coloratura soprano, high dramatic soprano, soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 laughing female voices, baritone, 2 laughing male voices, 3 crying male voices, old actor, young actor, silent rôles, 48 or more mixed speakers-voices, 2 on-stage percussion, 2 percussion (in audience), large orchestra (73 players), 4 radios (4 operators), tape, 1983–86; Œdipus (2 part music theatre work, text by the composer, after Sophocles, Friedrich Hölderlin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Heiner Müller), 2/4 sopranos, mezzo-soprano (+ percussion), tenor, 4 baritones (1st + percussion), 16 male voices, orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns [both + oboe], 4 clarinets [1st + E-flat clarinet, 2nd + bass clarinet], 4 bassoons [any 2 + contrabassoon], 4 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 harps, piano, 6 percussion, 2 violins), tape, 1986–87; Die Eroberung von Mexico (music theatre work, text by the composer, after Antonin Artaud), coloratura soprano (in orchestra), dramatic soprano, alto (in orchestra), crying male voice, baritone, 2 speakers (both in orchestra), female dancer, mixed chorus, orchestra (12 winds, 10 brass, harp, piano, electronic organ, timpani, wind machine, 5 percussion, 2 violins, 2 violas, 6 celli, 4 double basses, 2 bass guitars), tape, 1987–91 (also concert version of one section as Bruchstück 'Die Vorzeichen'); Séraphin (Versuch eines TheatersInstrumente / Stimmen / ...nach Antonin Artaud ohne Text), 3 mezzo-sopranos, 3 altos, 2 baritones, flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), clarinet (+ bass clarinet, saxophone), trumpet, trombone, harp, viola, cello, double bass, 2 percussion, tape, 1994 (also version for 3 mezzo-sopranos, 3 altos, 2 baritones, flute [+ piccolo, alto flute, bass flute], E-flat clarinet [+ A-clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet], trumpet [+ piccolo trumpet], trombone, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, 2 percussion, tape, 1993–96); Das Gehege (Eine nächtliche Szene) (text by Botho Strauss), dramatic soprano, silent male rôle, large orchestra (12 winds, 12 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), 2004–05; Séraphin III (Jan Fabre: I am a Mistake), tenor, baritone, female speaker, flute (+ piccolo, bass flute), oboe (+ English horn), contrabass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 2006–07; Jagden und Formen (choreography by Sasha Waltz), dance troupe, small orchestra (6 winds, 7 brass, harp, guitar [+ bass guitar], piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass), 2007–08 (longer stage version of orchestral work)

ORCHESTRAL: Adagio (Variationen), string orchestra, 1969; 1. Symphonie, large orchestra (9 winds, 11 brass, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 50 or more strings), Op. 3, 1969; Morphonie, string quartet, large orchestra, 1972; Magma, large orchestra (16 winds, 13 brass, harp, piano, organ, 6 percussion, 60 strings), 1973; Dis-Kontur, large orchestra (16 winds, 14 brass, 2 harps, 2 pianos, timpani, 5 percussion, 50 strings), 1974, revised 1984; Sub-Kontur, large orchestra (3 contrabassoons, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 bass tubas, 2 harps, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 60 or more strings), 1974–75; 2. Symphonie (erster und letzter Satz), large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, organ, timpani, 6 percussion, 60 or more strings), 1975; Lichtzwang (Musik in memoriam Paul Celan), violin, orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 clarinets [3rd + E-flat clarinet, 4th + bass clarinet], 4 bassoons [4th + contrabassoon], 10 brass, harp, electronic organ, 2 timpani, 5 percussion, 10 violas, 8 celli, 6 double basses), 1975–76; Cuts and Dissolves (Orchesterskizzen), small orchestra (8 winds, 7 brass, harp, piano, vibraphone, xylophone, tubular bells, 9 strings), 1976; Nachtordnung (Sieben Bruchstücke), 15 strings, 1976; La musique creuse le ciel, 2 pianos, large orchestra (16 winds, 15 brass, 2 harps, 3 percussion, strings), 1977–79; Erste Abgesangsszene, large orchestra (68 players), 1979 (section of Fünf Abgesangsszenen; may be performed separately); Fünfte Abgesangsszene, large orchestra (75 players), 1979 (section of Fünf Abgesangsszenen; may be performed separately; also version for mezzo-soprano, baritone, large orchestra [75 players]); Ländler, 13 strings, 1979 (version of piano work; also version by Andreas Grün for 4 or more guitars, 4 or more mandolins, 2 or more mandolas, double bass, 1998); Nature-MorteStill Alive (Skizze), 13 strings, 1979–80; Erster Doppelgesang, viola, cello, small orchestra (8 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, timpani, percussion, 15 strings), 1980; Zeichen IDoubles (Eine Musik), bass flute (+ piccolo), contrabass clarinet (+ E-flat clarinet), 2 orchestral groups (4 A-clarinets, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 trombones, bass tuba, 2 percussion, 4 celli, 4 double basses; 5 flutes [1st, 2nd + piccolo], 3 oboes, 5 trumpets [4th, 5th + piccolo trumpet], 2 trombones, piano, 3 percussion), 1981; Tutuguri I (Musik nach Antonin Artaud), orchestra (6 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, 30 strings), 1981; Tutuguri III (Musik nach Antonin Artaud), orchestra (6 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, 6 percussion, 30 strings), 1981; Tutuguri II (Musik nach Antonin Artaud), large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 3/4 percussion, 50 strings), 1981–82; Tutuguri IV (Musik nach Antonin Artaud) (text by Antonin Artaud), speaker ad libitum, large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 50 strings), 1981–82; Gebild, piccolo trumpet, 2 percussion, 22 or more strings, 1982, revised 1997; Nach-Schrift (Eine Chiffre), small orchestra (17 players), 1982, revised 2004; Bratschenkonzert, viola, orchestra (3 flutes [1st + piccolo, 2nd, 3rd + piccolo, recorder], 2 clarinets [1st + E-flat clarinet], bass clarinet [+ clarinet], contrabassoon [+ bassoon], 8 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, 30 strings), 1979–83; Zweiter Doppelgesang, clarinet, cello, orchestra (2 oboes [2nd + English horn], 2 bassoons [2nd + contrabassoon], 2 French horns, 31 or more strings), 1981–83; Monodram, cello, orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, 30 strings), 1982–83; Schwarzer und roter Tanz, large orchestra (79 players), 1982–83 (concert version of section of Tutuguri [Poème dansé]); Chiffre II (Silence to be beaten), small orchestra (14/15 players), 1983; Schattenstück (Tongemälde) (after Per Kirkeby), large orchestra (76 or more players), 1982–84; Chiffre V, small orchestra (17 players), 1984; Vorgefühle, large orchestra (72 players), 1984; Spur (Orchesterskizze), orchestra (3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 3 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, harp, piano, celesta, timpani, 2 percussion, 6 violins, 6 violas, 6 celli, 3 double basses), 1984–85; Chiffre VII, small orchestra (17 players), 1985; Abkehr, large orchestra (5 piccolos, 4 oboes, 5 A-clarinets, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 11 brass, 2 harps, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 1985; Aufzeichnung, 1985–86 (each of its two sections may be performed separately: Dämmerung, large orchestra [94 players], 1985; Umriss, large orchestra [16 winds, 13 brass, 2 harps, piano, 6 percussion, 60 strings], 1985–86); Unbenannt I, large orchestra (2 piccolos, 3 flutes [all + piccolo], 3 oboes, 2 English horns, 3 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 3 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets [2nd + piccolo trumpet], 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 harps, piano, organ, timpani, 4 percussion, 2 violins, 12 violas, 10 celli, 8 double basses), 1986; Klangbeschreibung I, 3 orchestral groups (piccolo, bass clarinet [+ E-flat clarinet], contrabass clarinet, 2 harps, piano, percussion, 2 violins; 4 A-clarinets, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 trombones, contrabass tuba, 2 percussion, 4 celli, 4 5-string double basses; 5 flutes [1st, 2nd + piccolo], 3 oboes, 5 trumpets [4th, 5th + piccolo trumpet], 2 trombones, piano, 3 percussion), 1982–87; Klangbeschreibung III, large orchestra (16 winds, 13 brass, 2 harps, piano, celesta [+ electronic organ], timpani, 6 percussion, 60 strings), 1984–87; Compresenze (Umrisse und Eingriffe), large orchestra (97 players), 1985–87; Unbenannt II, large orchestra (5 piccolos, 5 oboes, 5 A-clarinets, 5 bassoons [4th, 5th + contrabassoon], 6 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 4 B-flat trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 harps, piano, timpani, 6 percussion, 12 violas, 10 celli, 8 double basses), 1987; Danse (Ein Orchesterstenogramm), orchestra (9 winds, 10 brass, 2 harps, timpani, strings), 1987; Splitter (Orchesterskizzen zu 'Œdipus'), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 oboes [3rd, 4th + English horn], 2 A-clarinets [1st + E-flat clarinet], 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 4 trumpets [3rd, 4th + piccolo trumpet], 4 trombones, 2 harps, piano, 6 percussion, 2 violins), 1987

ORCHESTRAL: Drei Walzer, 1979–88 (each of its three sections may be performed separately: Sehnsuchtswalzer, orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, 40 strings], 1979–81; Brahmsliebewalzer, orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, timpani, percussion, 40 or more strings], 1985–88; Drängender Walzer, orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, timpani, percussion, 40 strings], 1986–87); Blick (Ein Klangbild), distant ensemble (trumpet, snare drum), orchestra (12 winds, 10 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 3 celli, 2 double basses), 1987–88; Bruchstück 'Die Vorzeichen', large orchestra (91 players), 1988–89 (concert version of section of Die Eroberung von Mexico); Schwebende Begegnung, 4 distant trombones, orchestra (4 piccolos, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, harp, piano, 5 percussion, 4 violas, 3 double basses), 1989; Dunkles Spiel, small orchestra (clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trombones, harp, piano, 4 percussion, 2 violas, 4 celli, 2 double basses), 1988–90; Unbenannt III, large orchestra (3 flutes, 5 clarinets, bassoon, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, harp, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 6 violins, 10/12 violas, 8/10 celli, 6/8 double basses), 1989–90; Ungemaltes Bild (after unfinished paintings by Emil Nolde), 2 violins (around hall), 3 percussion (around hall), orchestra (2 piccolos, flute, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, contrabass tuba, harp, piano, percussion, 4 violas, 4 celli, 2 double basses), 1989–90; Umfassung (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Vierter Versuch]), 2 orchestral groups (bass clarinet [+ clarinet], contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 celli, double bass; 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 3 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 2 snare drums), 1990; Ins Offene..., orchestra (3 piccolos, 3 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, 10 brass, harp, piano, 5 percussion, 2 violins, 2 violas, 6 celli, 4 5-string double basses), 1990–92; La lugubre gondola / Das Eismeer (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Fünfter Versuch]) (after painting Das Eismeer by Caspar David Friedrich), piano, off-stage piano, 2 orchestral groups (bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 celli, double bass; 3 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, English horn, 2 A-clarinets, bassoon, 3 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, timpani, 2 percussion), 1990–92; Gesungene Zeit, violin, small orchestra (8 winds, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 2 percussion, 2 violins, 4 violas, 4 celli, 2 double basses), 1991–92; –Et nunc II, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion), 1992–93; Dritte Musik (in memoriam Kurt Kocherscheidt), violin, orchestra (4 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 3 French horns, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, accordion, timpani, 5 percussion, 10 violas, 8 celli, 6 double basses), 1993; Sphere (Kontrafaktur mit Klavier-Gegenkörper), piano, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion), 1992–94; Form / Zwei Formen, small orchestra (2 flutes [both + piccolo], 2 bass clarinets, 2 French horns, piccolo trumpet, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, contrabass tuba, double bass, percussion), 1993–94; Vers une symphonie fleuve, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), large orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion, 51 strings), 1992–95; Vers une symphonie fleuve II, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), large orchestra (4 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion, 51 strings), 1992–95; Vers une symphonie fleuve III, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), large orchestra (4 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 1992–95; Musik für Oboe und Orchester, oboe, small orchestra (English horn, E-flat clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 3 trombones, bass tuba, harp, percussion, 6 violas, 6 celli, 3 double basses), 1993–95, revised 2002; IN-SCHRIFT, orchestra (3 flutes, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass trombones, contrabass tuba, harp, timpani, 5 percussion, 7 celli, 7 double basses), 1995; Ernster Gesang, orchestra (English horn, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trombones, bass tuba, timpani, 12 violas, 10 celli, 8 double basses), 1996 (may be performed together with Lied as Ernster Gesang mit Lied)

ORCHESTRAL: Vers une symphonie fleuve IV, large orchestra (4 flutes [4th + piccolo], 3 oboes [3rd + English horn], English horn, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 3 bassoons [3rd + contrabassoon], contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, timpani, 4 percussion, strings), 1992–97, revised 1998–2000; Verborgene Formen, small orchestra (2 flutes, English horn, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, 3 percussion, viola, cello, double bass), 1995–97; Styx und Lethe, cello, orchestra (4 flutes, English horn, E-flat clarinet, 4 bassoons, 4 French horns, trumpet, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, percussion, 16 violins, 8 celli, 6 double basses), 1997–98; Marsyas (Rhapsodie), trumpet, percussion, large orchestra (76 players), 1998–99; Sotto voce (Notturno), piano, orchestra (piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, A-clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, harp, timpani, maximum 34 strings), 1999; Musik für Klarinette und Orchester (Über die Linie II), clarinet, orchestra (2 flutes, English horn, bassoon, 2 French horns, harp, celesta, 2 percussion, 40/41 strings), 1999; Spiegel und Fluss (Nachspiel und Vorspiel), orchestra (12 winds, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, strings), 1999; Im Anfang, large orchestra (77 players), 1998–2000; CONCERTO (Dithyrambe), string quartet, orchestra (9 winds, 6 brass, 2 harps, piano, celesta, 4 percussion, 22 strings), 2000; Jagden und Formen, small orchestra (6 winds, 7 brass, harp, guitar [+ bass guitar], piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass), 1995–2001 (also longer stage version with dance troupe, 2007–08); Die Stücke des Sängers, harp, small orchestra (2 alto flutes, English horn, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, contrabassoon, 2 French horns, 2 tenor-bass trombones, contrabass tuba, piano, 3 percussion, 2 violas, 2 celli, 5-string double bass), 2000–01, revised 2008; Gejagte Form, small orchestra (6 winds, 7 brass, harp, piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, bass guitar), 1995–2002; Zweiter Bratschenkonzert (Über die Linie IV), viola, orchestra/large orchestra (6 winds, 2 French horns, 2 trombones, harp, timpani, percussion, 26–50 strings), 2000–02; Das Lesen der Schrift (Vier Stücke), orchestra (7 winds, 10 brass, 2 harps, organ, timpani, strings), 2001–02; Canzona per sonare (Über die Linie V), alto trombone, 2 orchestral groups (2 English horns, 2 French horns, harp, 2/4 violas, cello, 2 percussion; 2 contrabassoons, 2 bass Wagner tubas, 2 tenor-bass trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, harp, 3 celli, 2 5-string double basses, timpani, percussion), 2002; Verwandlung, large orchestra (6 winds, 4 French horns, trumpet, 2 trombones, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, 50 strings), 2002; Unbenannt IV, organ, large orchestra (3 flutes, oboe, English horn, 3 A-clarinets, bassoon, 2 contrabassoons, 5 French horns, 2 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 harps, piano, 4 percussion, 48 strings), 2002–03, revised 2004; Dritter Doppelgesang, clarinet, viola, orchestra (2 flutes, oboe, 2 A-clarinets, bassoon, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, 40 strings), 2004; Two Other Movements, large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, timpani, 3 percussion, 60 strings), 2004; Verwandlung II, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, strings), 2005; Konzert in einem Satz, cello, large orchestra (64 players), 2005–06; Psalmus, bassoon, orchestra (2 flutes [2nd + piccolo], 2 oboes [2nd + English horn], 2 A-clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, strings), 2007; Sotto voce II (Capriccio), piano, orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, A-clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, timpani, strings), 2007; COLL'ARCO (Vierte Musik), violin, large orchestra (68 players), 2007–08; Verwandlung III, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, 50 strings), 2007–08; Verwandlung IV, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 2008

CHAMBER MUSIC: Streichquartett in G-moll, string quartet, 1966; Streichquartett, string quartet, 1968; Konzert, piano, ensemble (flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello), 1969; 1. Streichquartett, string quartet, Op. 2, 1970; Tristesse d'une étoile, string quartet, 1971; Paraphrase, cello, piano, percussion, 1972; Deploration, flute, cello, percussion, 1973; Siebengestalt, organ, tam-tam, 1974; 3. Streichquartett (Im Innersten), string quartet, 1976; Musik für drei Streicher, violin, viola, cello, 1977; Erscheinung (Skizze über Schubert), piano ad libitum, ensemble (3 violins, 3 violas, 3 celli), 1978; Music-Hall-Suite, clarinet, alto saxophone (+ tenor saxophone), trumpet, violin, double bass, piano, percussion, 1979; 4. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1980–81; Tutuguri VI (Musik nach Antonin Artaud) (Kreuze), 6 percussion, 1981; Canzona, 4 violas, 1982 (also longer version as Canzona nuova, 5 violas, 2006); Chiffre I, piano, ensemble (clarinet [+ bass clarinet], bassoon, trumpet, trombone, 2 celli, double bass), 1982; 5. Streichquartett (Ohne Titel), string quartet, 1981–83; Chiffre III, English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon (+ contrabassoon), French horn, bass trumpet, trombone, 2 celli, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1983; Fremde Szenen IIII (Versuche für Klaviertrio1. Folge), violin, cello, piano, 1982–84 (each of its three sections may be performed separately: Fremde Szene I, 1982; Fremde Szene II [Charakterstück], 1982–83; Fremde Szene III, 1983–84); Chiffre IV, bass clarinet, cello, piano, 1983–84; Zwischenblick: 'Selbsthenker!', string quartet, 1983–84 (may be performed together with Umsungen); Bild (eine Chiffre), French horn, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1984; Fusées, piccolo, 2 English horns, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 French horns, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1984; 6. Streichquartett (Blaubuch), string quartet, 1984; Chiffre VI, bass clarinet (+ E-flat clarinet), contrabassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 1985; Sine nomine I (Studie), French horn, piccolo trumpet, trumpet, tenor trombone, contrabass trombone, 1985; 7. Streichquartett (Veränderungen), string quartet, 1985; Kleine Echophantasie, trumpet, 1986; VerzeichnungStudie, viola, cello, double bass, 1986; Duomonolog, violin, cello, 1986, revised 1989; Abschieds-Marsch, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, percussion, 1987; Protokollein Traum, 6 celli, 1987; Chiffre VIII, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, trombone, 2 celli, double bass, piano, 1985–88; 8. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1987–88; Kein Firmament, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 celli, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1988; Stück, 3 percussion, 1988–89; abgewandt I, flute (+ piccolo), English horn, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano (+ tam-tam), 1989; Figur (after a sculpture by Markus Lüpertz), 4 contrabass trombones, harp, percussion, 1989; Cantus firmus (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Erster Versuch]), oboe, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 celli, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1990; Ricercare (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Zweiter Versuch]), clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 celli, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1990; abgewandt II (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Dritter Versuch]), A-clarinet (+ bass clarinet), contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, contrabass trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 celli, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1990

CHAMBER MUSIC: Kalt (Oktett), oboe, English horn, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1989–91; Am Horizont (Stille Szene), violin, cello, accordion, 1991; Zwischen den Zeilen, string quartet, 1991 (section of Schleedoyer II, a collaboration with Nigel Osborne, Henri Pousseur, Rolf Liebermann); Étude pour Séraphin, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass trombones, 4 contrabass tubas, 6 percussion, 1991–92; Antlitz (Zeichnung) (after Kurt Kocherscheidt), violin, piano, 1992–93 (also version as Von weit, cello, piano, 1993); 9. Streichquartett (Quartettsatz), string quartet, 1992–93; Phantom und Eskapade (Stückphantasien), violin, piano, 1993–94; In nuce, viola, cello, double bass, 1994; PolKolchisNucleus, 1991–96 (each of its three sections may be performed separately: Pol, bass clarinet, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, percussion, 1995 [also version for A-clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1996]; Kolchis [after a sculpture by Kurt Kocherscheidt], harp, cello, 5-string double bass, piano, high woodblock [+ large tam-tam], 1991 [also version as Blick auf 'Kolchis', 2002]; Nucleus, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, piano, marimba, percussion, 1996); Séraphin-Sphäre, flute (+ piccolo, bass flute), oboe (+ English horn), contrabass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 1993–96, revised 2006; 10. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1993–97; Gedrängte Form, flute, English horn, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1995–98; Fetzen, string quartet, 1999; Über die Linie, cello, 1999; In Frage, English horn, bass clarinet, harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1999–2000; Vier Male (Stücke), A-clarinet, 2000; 12. Streichquartett, string quartet, 2000–01; BONUS (Geburtstagsquintett), English horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 2001; Sphäre nach Studie, piano, ensemble (harp, 2 double basses, 2 percussion), 1994–2002; Interscriptum (Duo), piano, string quartet, 2000–02; Fetzen II, string quartet, 2002; Fetzen III, accordion, string quartet, 2002; Gesangsstück (Eine Triophantasie), clarinet, violin, piano, 2002; Vier Studien zu einem Klarinettenquintett, clarinet, string quartet, 2002

CHAMBER MUSIC: Sphäre um Sphäre, flute, oboe, A-clarinet, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 2 pianos, percussion, 1992–2003; Male über Male, clarinet, 2 violas, cello, 2 double basses, 2003; Drei Vorspiele zu einer Insel, flute, violin, percussion, 2003; Quintett für Bläser, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2003; Fetzen VII, accordion, string quartet, 2000–04; Fetzen IV, viola, accordion, 2004; Fetzen V, accordion, string quartet, 2004; Fetzen VI, accordion, string quartet, 2004; Fetzen VIII, accordion, string quartet, 2004; Kleiner Walzer, clarinet, cello, piano 4 hands, 2004; Über die Linie VI, alto flute, violin, cello, 2004; En plein air, flute, clarinet, harp, string quartet, 2004–05; Grave (in memoriam Thomas Kakuska), string quartet, 2005; Will Sound, flute (+ piccolo), oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, 3 percussion, 2005–06; Gegenstück (Trio), contrabass saxophone, piano, percussion, 2006; Grund-Riss (Studie), contrabass clarinet, contrabass saxophone, contrabass trombone, 2006; Über die Linie VII, violin, 2006; Schrift-um-Schrift, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 1993–2007; Auf- und Wiederhören (Ein verabschiedender Walzer für Manfred Reichert), flute, oboe, A-clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano 4 hands (+ harmonium 4 hands), percussion, 2007; 11. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1998–2007 (one section may be performed separately: Quartettstudie, 2003–04); Male über Male II, clarinet, ensemble (2 harps, 2 violas, cello, 2 double basses, piano, percussion), 2000–08

CHORAL: Crucifixus (text from Latin liturgy), 4 mixed voices, 1968; 3. Symphonie (texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Rimbaud), soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, large orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 oboes, 4 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 4 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, 2 harps, mandolin ad libitum, piano, celesta, timpani, 5 percussion, 60 or more strings), 1976–77; Umhergetrieben, aufgewirbelt (Nietzsche-Fragmente) (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), mezzo-soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, flutes (1 player), 1981; Mit geschlossenem Mund (vocalise), 8 mixed voices, 1982; Dies (Oratorium) (texts from the Graduale Romanum, the Vulgate, Leonardo da Vinci), soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, 2 male speakers, children's chorus, mixed chorus, mixed speaking chorus, distant ensemble (3 trumpets, 3 trombones), large orchestra (16 winds, 20 brass, organ, 2 timpani, 8 percussion, strings), 1984; Andere Schatten (Musikalische Szene) (text by Jean Paul), coloratura soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, male speaker, 24 mixed voices, small orchestra (9 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 celli, double bass), 1985; Raumauge (Schlussmonolog des Prometheus) (text by Aeschylus [translated by Peter Handke]), mixed chorus, 5 percussion, 1986, revised 1993–94; Nachtwach (text from the Book of Matthew [English translation]), mixed chorus, 8 mixed voices, 4 trombones (with conductor [+ low woodblock]), 1987–88; Départ (text by Arthur Rimbaud), mixed chorus, 20 or more mixed speaking voices, piccolo, A-clarinet, E-flat clarinet, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 harps, 2 celli, 2 double basses, 2 pianos (1st + electronic organ, 2nd + celesta), organ, 6 percussion, 1988; Geheimer Block (vocalise), soprano, alto, tenor, bass, 80 or more mixed voices, orchestra (4 piccolos, 4 A-clarinets, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 6 trombones, 2 harps, organ, 7 percussion, 2 violins, 6 violas, 6 celli, 6 double basses), 1989; Quo me rapis (text by Horace), 8 mixed voices, 1990; Bildlos / Weglos, 7 sopranos, 3 ensembles (piccolo, 2 violins, 2 percussion; flute, bass clarinet, 2 French horns, contrabass tuba, harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion; A-clarinet, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 6 celli, 6 double basses, timpani, 2 percussion), 1990–91, revised 1992; Communio I (Lux æterna) (text from Latin liturgy), boy soprano, alto, mixed chorus, 4 distant percussion, ensemble (3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 2 violins, 7 double basses, timpani), 1995 (section of Requiem der Versöhnung, a collaboration with Luciano Berio, Friedrich Cerha, Paul-Heinz Dittrich, Marek Kopelent, John Harbison, Arne Nordheim, Bernard Rands, Marc-André Dalbavie, Judith Weir, Krzysztof Penderecki, Alfred Schnittke-Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jōji Yuasa, György Kurtág)

CHORAL: MAXIMUM EST UNUM (texts by Nikolaus von Kues, Meister Eckhart), 4 sopranos, alto, 2 mixed choruses, organ, small orchestra (4 flutes, English horn [+ oboe d'amore], A-clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, harp, timpani, percussion, 4 violas, 4 celli, 2 double basses), 1996; DEUS PASSUS (Passions-Stücke nach Lukas) (texts from the Book of Luke [translated by Martin Luther], the communion antiphon Potum meum, responses 1–2 for Good Friday, improperium 1 for Good Friday, the hymn Crux fidelis, the hymn Hic acetum, the hymn Flecte ramos, the poem Stabat mater dolorosa, Book of Isaiah [translated by Martin Luther], Paul Celan), soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus, orchestra (2 flutes [both + alto flute], 2 oboes, English horn, heckelphone, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 trombones, harp, organ, 2 percussion, 24 strings), 1999–2000; Astralis (Über die Linie III) (text by Novalis), mixed chorus, cello, 2/4 percussion, 2001; Insula felix, soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, small orchestra/orchestra (2 flutes [2nd + piccolo], oboe, English horn, bassoon, French horn, 3 suspended cymbals [1 player], 22 or more strings), 2003; Memoria (Drei Requiem-Bruchstücke) (text by Nelly Sachs), boy soprano, alto, mixed chorus, orchestra (2 flutes, oboe, A-clarinet, contrabassoon, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, contrabass tuba, harp, timpani, 4 percussion, 2 violins, 3 violas, 2 celli, 7 double basses), 1994–2004; Sieben Passions-Texte (text from the Bible), 6 mixed voices, 2001–06; Vigilia, 6 mixed voices, A-clarinet, French horn, 2 trombones, bass tuba, viola, cello, double bass, organ, percussion, 2006; QUID EST DEUS? (Cantata Hermetica) (texts from Latin sources), mixed chorus, orchestra (4 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, harp, piano, 2 percussion, 8 violas, 6 celli, 4 double basses), 2007; SKOTEINÓS (Heraklit-Fragmente) (text by Heraclitus), tenor (+ high bongo), baritone (+ crotale), bass (+ high woodblock), 3 trombones, 2008

VOCAL: Zwei Lieder auf Texte von Oskar Loerke (Dunkler Engel, Einsamer), soprano, 2 violas, 2 celli, double bass, 1968; Gesänge (texts by Georg Trakl, Friedrich Hölderlin, Oskar Loerke, August Stramm, Stefan George, Franz Büchler, Georg Heym, Rainer Maria Rilke), female voice, piano, Op. 1, 1968–70; Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum (text from Psalm 42), soprano, bass clarinet, bassoon, trombone, cello, double bass, piano, organ, 1/2 percussion, Op. 7, 1970; Vier Gedichte aus 'Atemwende' (text by Paul Celan), female voice, piano, 1973; Hervorgedunkelt (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Paul Celan), mezzo-soprano, flute, harp, cello, organ, vibraphone, 2 percussion, 1974; Konzertarie (Telepsychogramm) (text from a telegram by Ludwig II to Richard Wagner), mezzo-soprano, large orchestra (90/91 players), 1975; O Notte (text by Michelangelo Buonarroti), baritone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, harp, 2 violas, 2 celli, double bass, 1975; Alexanderlieder (text by Ernst Herbeck), mezzo-soprano, baritone, piano, 1975–76; Hölderlin-Fragmente, soprano, piano, 1976–77 (also version for baritone, orchestra [9 winds, 5 brass, harp, piano, percussion, 20 strings], 1977); Neue Alexanderlieder (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Ernst Herbeck), baritone, piano, 1979; Fünf Abgesangsszenen, 1979–80 (each of its five sections may be performed separately: Erste Abgesangsszene; Zweite Abgesangsszene [texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Novalis], mezzo-soprano, large orchestra [77 players], 1979; Dritte Abgesangsszene [text by Peter Huchel], baritone, large orchestra [63 players], 1979–80; Vierte Abgesangsszene [text by Friedrich Nietzsche], mezzo-soprano, large orchestra [77 players], 1979–80; Fünfte Abgesangsszene [text by Friedrich Nietzsche] [also version for mezzo-soprano, baritone, large orchestra (75 players), 1983]); Lenz-Fragmente (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Jakob M.R. Lenz), tenor, piano, 1980 (also shorter version for female voice, orchestra [3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, trumpet, 2 trombones, bass tuba, harp, percussion, 12 violins, 6 celli, 4 double basses], 1980); Wölfli-Liederbuch (text by Adolf Wölfli), baritone, piano, 2 bass drums ad libitum, 1980–81 (also shorter version as Wölfli-Lieder, baritone, large orchestra [63 players], 1981–82); Umsungen (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), baritone, A-clarinet, bassoon, French horn, string quartet, double bass, 1983–84 (may be performed together with Zwischenblick: 'Selbsthenker!'); Was aber – (text by Pindar [translated by Friedrich Hölderlin]), soprano, mezzo-soprano, distant organ, orchestra (2 flutes, 2 A-clarinets, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, harp, piano, celesta, timpani, 2 percussion, 28 strings), 1986; Lowry-Lieder (text by Wolf Wondratschek), mezzo-soprano, large orchestra, 1982–87; Klangbeschreibung II (Innere Grenze) (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), coloratura soprano, 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, bass trombone, 6 percussion, 1986–87; Mein Tod. Requiem in memoriam Jane S. (text by Wolf Wondratschek), soprano, large orchestra (87 players), 1988–89; Frau / Stimme (text by Heiner Müller), 2 sopranos (one in orchestra), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 clarinets [3rd + A-clarinet, 4th + E-flat clarinet], 4 French horns, 4 trumpets [3rd, 4th + piccolo trumpet], 4 trombones, 2 harps, 2 pianos [1st + electronic organ, 2nd + celesta], 7 percussion, 2 violins, 6 celli, 2 double basses), 1989

VOCAL: Das Rot (Sechs Gedichte) (text by Karoline von Günderrode), soprano/tenor, piano, 1990; Abschiedsstücke (text by Wolf Wondratschek), soprano, flute (+ piccolo), oboe, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, 2 percussion, 1993; Vier Gedichte von Peter Härtling, soprano, piano, 1993; O meine Seele war ein Wald (Lied) (text by Else Lasker-Schüler), mezzo-soprano, alto, harp, viola, cello, double bass, 1994; Lied (text by Georg Büchner), baritone, orchestra (English horn, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trombones, bass tuba, harp, timpani, 12 violas, 10 celli, 8 double basses), 1997 (may be performed together with Ernster Gesang as Ernster Gesang mit Lied); Apokryph (Gesang) (text by Georg Büchner), baritone, piano, 1997; Drei Gedichte von Monique Thoné, soprano, piano, 1997; Responsorium (text by Homer), female speaker, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass tuba, harp, double bass, 5 percussion, 1997; Deutsches Stück mit Hamlet (texts by Friedrich Hölderlin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heiner Müller, Heinrich Heine, Gottfried Benn, Erich Mühsam, Georg Herwegh, Hermann Ferdinand Freiligrath), mezzo-soprano, baritone, orchestra (10 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano [+ celesta], timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 1997–98; Nebendraussen (Gedichte nach Hermann Lenz) (song-cycle, text by Hermann Lenz), tenor/baritone, piano, 1998; Trigon, female voice, 2 flutes (2nd + piccolo), 2 bass clarinets, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets (2nd + piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones, bass tuba, contrabass tuba, harp, double bass, 5 percussion, 1993–99; Drei späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller, alto, large orchestra (piccolo, 2 flutes, English horn, 3 A-clarinets [3rd + bass clarinet], bassoon, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, 50 strings), 1998–99; In doppelter Tiefe (text by Marinus van der Lubbe), mezzo-soprano, alto, large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, 1/2 harps, celesta, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), 1999; Ende der Handschrift (Elf späte Gedichte) (text by Heiner Müller), female voice/tenor, piano, 1999; ...fleuve V (omnia tempus habent), mezzo-soprano, baritone, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 3 percussion), large orchestra (18 winds, 14 brass, harp, timpani, 4 percussion, strings), 1997–2000; Frage, coloratura soprano, English horn, A-clarinet (+ bass clarinet), harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1999–2000; Stilles Stück (text by Hermann Lenz), baritone, 2 string quartets, 2000 (may be performed together with Stilles Stück II); Rilke: Vier Gedichte (text by Rainer Maria Rilke), tenor, piano, 2000 (also version for tenor, orchestra [8 winds, 4 French horns, 2 trombones, bass tuba, harp, timpani, 40 or more strings], 2004); Lavant-Gesänge (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Christine Lavant), alto, piano, 2000–01; Sechs Gedichte von Friedrich Nietzsche, baritone, piano, 2001; Aria/Ariadne (Szenarie) (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), soprano, oboe, 2 French horns, harp, 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli, double bass, 2001

VOCAL: Brentano-Phantasie (Sieben Gedichte) (text by Clemens Brentano), soprano/tenor, piano, 2002; Europa nach dem letzten Regen (Elf Gedichte) (text by Durs Grünbein), soprano, alto, tenor, large orchestra (11 winds, 10 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), 2003; Stilles Stück II (text by Paul Fleming), lyric tenor/lyric baritone, French horn, 2 string quartets, double bass, 2003 (may be performed together with Stilles Stück); Bildnis: Anakreon (Gedichte und Fragmente) (text by Eduard Mörike), tenor, A-clarinet, harp, cello, piano, 2004; Drei Hölderlin-Gedichte (text by Friedrich Hölderlin), soprano/tenor, piano, 2004; Eins und doppelt (Fünf Lieder aus dem Zwielicht) (texts by Ludwig Achim von Arnim, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theodor Fontane), baritone, piano, 2004; Solo e pensoso (Zwei Sonette von Petrarca) (text by Petrarch [translated by Rainer Maria Rilke, Rudolf Borchardt]), tenor/baritone, harp, viola, 2004; Eine Stimme 13 (vocalise), soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 6 percussion, 2004–05; Fremdes Licht (text by Clemens Brentano), coloratura soprano, clarinet, violin, small orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, strings), 2005; Penthesilea Monolog (text by Heinrich von Kleist), dramatic soprano, large orchestra, 2005; Zwei Sprüche (text by Friedrich von Schiller), baritone, piano, 2005; Akt und Tag (Zwei Studien), soprano, string quartet, 2006 (each of its sections may be performed separately: Akt [vocalise]; Tag [text by William Blake]); Heine zu 'Seraphine' (Sieben Gedichte von Heinrich Heine), mezzo-soprano, piano, 2006; Das Namenlose (text by Robert Musil), coloratura soprano, clarinet, piano, 2006; Zu singen (aus 'Mnemosyne') (text by Friedrich Hölderlin), soprano, clarinet, 2006; Goethe-Lieder (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), tenor/baritone, piano, 2004–07; Diptychon (text by Friedrich Hölderlin), coloratura soprano, orchestra (8 winds, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 2 percussion, strings), 2006–07; An Bálint (text by the composer), male speaker, violin, cello, piano, 2007; Vier späte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert (text by Friedrich Rückert), baritone, piano, 2008

PIANO: Klavierstück Nr. 1, Op. 8a, 1970; Klavierstück Nr. 4, 1974; Klavierstück Nr. 5 (Tombeau), 1975; Klavierstück Nr. 6 (Bagatellen) (after drawing Klavierküste 3 by Kurt Kocherscheidt), 1977–78; Ländler, 1979 (also version for 13 strings; also version by Andreas Grün for 4 or more guitars, 4 or more mandolins, 2 or more mandolas, double bass, 1998); Klavierstück Nr. 7, 1980; Maske, 2 pianos, 1985; Brahmsliebewalzer, 1985; Mehrere kurze Walzer, piano 4 hands, 1979–88; Nachstudie, 1992–94; Zwiesprache (Alfred Schlee in memoriam, Paul Sacher in memoriam, Heinrich Klotz in memoriam, Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht in memoriam, Hermann Wiesler in memoriam), 1999; Zwei Linien, 1999; Auf einem anderen Blatt, 2000; Über Schrift, 2 pianos, 1992–2003; Zwei kleine Schwingungen, 2004–05

ORGAN: Contemplatio, 1967; Drei Fantasien, 1967; Fantasie, 1968; Bann, Nachtschwärmerei, 1980

ARRANGEMENTS: Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 (Johann Strauss II), flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, piano, string quartet, 1982; Der Wanderer, D 489 (Franz Schubert), any voice, small orchestra (7 winds, 2 French horns, strings), 1997

(Last updated on November 16, 2008)


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