℗ 2015 ECM Records GmbH under exclusive license to Universal Music Classics, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Released March 27, 2015
Duration 1h 01m 31s
Record Label ECM New Series
Genre Classical

Wolfgang Rihm: Et Lux

Huelgas Ensemble, Minguet Quartett, Paul van Nevel

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Et Lux
Wolfgang Rihm; Huelgas Ensemble; Minguet Quartett; Paul van Nevel
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This premiere recording of Wolfgang Rihm’s Et Lux documents a major work, performed by the Huelgas Ensemble from Belgium and Germany’s Minguet Quartett, who have worked extensively with the composer. Timeless and alluring, Et Lux reflects upon the ritual of the requiem. The composition has been developed into a gripping programme in which the singers of the Huelgas Ensemble fully convey the dramatic undertone of the work. Rihm manages, by means of fragments of text from the funeral liturgy and of the sometimes fierce pieces of “commentary” from the string quartet, to enthrall for more than an hour. This work represents, on every level, an enrichment of the music of the 21st century.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – ECM New Series Studio Masters

Recorded February 2014 Augustinus Muziekcentrum, Antwerpen Tonmeister: Markus Heiland Mixed January 2015 in Lugano by Markus Heiland and Manfred Eicher Cover: Mayo Bucher Liner photos: Marion Kalter Design: Sascha Kleis Produced by Manfred Eicher An ECM production Publisher: Universal Edition, Wien
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