Interpreting Compositional Process in Wolfgang Rihm's Chiffre Cycle

McGregor, Richard (2007) Interpreting Compositional Process in Wolfgang Rihm's Chiffre Cycle. Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft, 10 . pp. 26-70. Full text not available from this repository.

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In Rihm's output the Chiffre works occupy a pivotal position. Despite some prefiguring in
certain earlier works, such as the last movement of the fourth quartet, these are works
which, as he has said, embody a conscious search for a musical language, a means of
expression ('Die Stücke … sind Versuche, eine Musiksprache zu finden').1 The purpose of
this article is to try to define key elements of the compositional process which Rihm
developed through the Chiffre works.

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Journal or Publication Title: Frankfurter Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft
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Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2010 15:24
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