iPlayer Radio What's New?
Playing: Concerto for piano and orchestra no.1 (Op.23) in B flat minor by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Image for Episode 2

Sorry, this episode is not currently available on BBC iPlayer Radio

Episode 2

Hear and Now, Wolfgang Rihm Episode 2 of 3

First broadcast:
Saturday 20 March 2010

The second of three programmes dedicated to the music of one of Germany's leading composers Wolfgang Rihm is presented by Tom Service in conversation with Julian Anderson. Rihm's single movement String Quartet No. 5 dates from the early 1980s, and his powerful monodrama Das Gehege ('The Enclosure') takes that momentous event from the end of that decade, the fall of the Berlin Wall, as its inspiration.

String Quartet No. 5
Arditti String Quartet

Das Gehege (UK premiere)
Rayanne Dupuis (soprano)
BBC Symphony Orchestra
Andre de Ridder (conductor).


  1. Image for Radio 3's Fifty Modern Classics

    Radio 3's Fifty Modern Classics

    Artists, musicians and composers introduce fifty key pieces of classical music composed between 1950…

  2. Image for Radio 3’s Composers’ Rooms

    Radio 3’s Composers’ Rooms

    Sara Mohr-Pietsch interviews today’s composers in their rooms and writing spaces, exploring the…

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Added. Check out your playlist Dismiss