Wolfgang Rihm Wolfgang Rihm
This is the work of a composer who is both an architect and an experimenter. It is specifically written for the acoustics and architecture of Saint-Eustache. The church reverberates the music differently according to the disposition of the instruments – a soft echo of the divine, and a successful attempt to express a primitive musical emotion as reflected in all of Rihm’s oeuvre.
Vigilia for organ, instrumental ensemble and six voices (2006)
Francesco Filidei, organ
Singer Pur, vocal ensemble
Stefan Ashbury, musical direction
Commissioned by Berliner Festspiele, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Biennale di Venezia, musikFabrik and Kunststiftung NRW
With the support of SACEM