Ivan Hewett introduces a recording of Wolfgang Rihm's opera Jakob Lenz, based on the Buchner play about a celebrated 18th century poet who descends into insanity. And in this week's Hear and Now Fifty, Sara Mohr-Pietsch and Graham McKenzie celebrate German composer Heiner Goebbels, and his Suite for Sampler and Orchestra, part of Surrogate Cities, a cycle of works from 1994.
Heiner Goebbels: Suite for Sampler and Orchestra
Junge Deutsche Philharmonie
Peter Rundel (conductor)
From approximately 10.40pm:
Wolfgang Rihm: Jakob Lenz
Jakob Lenz: Andrew Shore (baritone)
Pastor Oberlin: Jonathan Best (bass-baritone)
Christoph Kaufman: Richard Roberts (tenor)
ENO Orchestra conducted by Alex Ingram
Directed by Sam Brown
English National Opera's production at Hampstead Theatre, recorded last April.