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Wolfgang Rihm

(b. 13 March 1952, Karlsruhe).

German composer of stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been performed throughout the world.

Prof. Rihm began composing at age eleven. He studied composition with Eugen Werner Velte at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe from 1968–72 and first attended the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt in 1970. He also received encouragement from Wolfgang Fortner and Humphrey Searle in the early 1970s. He then studied composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne in 1972–73 and composition with Klaus Huber at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1973–76. In addition, he studied musicology with Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht at the Universität Freiburg in Freiburg im Breisgau from 1973–76. He later received an honorary doctorate from the Freie Universität Berlin in 1998.

Among his early honours are the Preis der Stadt Stuttgart (1974), the Preis der Stadt Mannheim (1975), the Berliner Kunstpreis-Stipendium (1978), the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at the Ferienkurse in Darmstadt (1978), the Reinhold Schneider-Preis der Stadt Freiburg in Breisgau (1978), the Stipendium der Stadt Hamburg (1979), a residency at the Villa Massimo in Rome from the Deutsche Künstlerakademie (1979–80), the Beethoven-Preis der Stadt Bonn (1981), and a residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (1983). He later received the Rolf-Liebermann-Preis (1986, for Die Hamletmaschine) and the Bundesverdienstkreuz from the government of Germany (1989), was elected to the Akademien der Künste in Berlin, Mannheim and Munich (1991) and his music was the focus of the Éclat festival – Tage für Neue Musik in Stuttgart (1994). He was featured as composer-in-residence at the Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern (1997) and he received the Prix de Composition Musical de la Fondation Prince Pierre de Monaco (1997) and the Jacob Burckhardt-Preis der Johann Wolfgang von Goethe-Stiftung (1998). In more recent years, he has received the Bach-Preis der Stadt Hamburg (2000), he was featured as composer-in-residence at the Salzburger Festspiele and the Musica festival in Strasbourg (both 2000) and he received the Royal Philharmonic Society Music Award for Large-Scale Composition (2001, for Jagden und Formen). He was given the title Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the government of France (2001) and received the Ernst von Siemens Musikpreis (2003), an entry in the Goldenes Buch der Stadt Karlsruhe (2003), the Verdienstmedaille des Landes Baden-Württemberg (2004), First Prize in the ARD competition in Munich (2004, for Quartettstudie from 11. Streichquartett), and the British Composer Award for International Composition (2007, for Verwandlung I).

Prof. Rihm is also active in other positions. He has been a member of the presidium of the Deutscher Komponisten-Verband since 1982 and served as a member of the presidium of the Deutscher Musikrat in 1984–85. He served as co-editor of the journal Melos from 1984–89 and served as a musical advisor to the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1984–89. He has served as a member of the advisory council of the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung des SWF in Baden-Baden since 1985 and as a member of the board of directors of GEMA since 1989 and served as a musical advisor to Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) in Karlsruhe from 1990–93.

He taught at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe from 1973–78 and has again taught there as Professor für Komposition since 1985. He has been a regular lecturer at Darmstadt since 1978, taught at the Musik-Akademie München in Munich in 1981 and taught as a fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin in 1984–85. Moreover, he was a guest speaker at the opening ceremony of the Salzburger Festspiele in 1991.

His primary publisher is Universal Edition.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Website: http://www.universaledition.com/Wolfgang-Rihm/composers-and-works/composer/599

COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS

STAGE:

Faust und Yorick (chamber opera, libretto by Frithjof Haas, after Jean Tardieu), 2 mezzo-sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, 4 children's voices, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, celesta, electronic organ, harpsichord, percussion, 1976

Jakob Lenz (chamber opera, libretto by Michael Fröhling, after Georg Büchner), 2/4 children's voices, tenor, baritone, bass, 6 mixed voices, 2 oboes (2nd + English horn), clarinet (+ bass clarinet), bassoon (+ contrabassoon), trumpet, trombone, 3 cellos, harpsichord, percussion, 1977–78

Tutuguri (Poème dansé) (ballet, text by Antonin Artaud), speaker, 4 tam-tams (around hall), large orchestra (13 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 6 percussion, 50 strings), fixed media, 1980–82 (also concert version of one section as Schwarzer und roter Tanz)

Die Hamletmaschine (music-theatre work in 5 parts, text by Heiner Müller, arranged by the composer), coloratura soprano, high dramatic soprano, soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 laughing female voices, baritone, 2 laughing male voices, 3 crying male voices, old actor, young actor, silent rôles, 48 or more mixed speakers–voices, 2 on-stage percussion, 2 percussion (in audience), large orchestra (73 players), 4 radios (4 operators), fixed media, 1983–86

Œdipus (music-theatre work in 2 parts, text by the composer, after Sophocles, Friedrich Hölderlin, Friedrich Nietzsche, Heiner Müller), 2/4 sopranos, mezzo-soprano (+ percussion), tenor, 4 baritones (1st + percussion), 16 male voices, orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns [both + oboe], 4 clarinets [1st + E-flat clarinet, 2nd + bass clarinet], 4 bassoons [any 2 + contrabassoon], 4 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 harps, piano, 6 percussion, 2 violins), fixed media, 1986–87

Die Eroberung von Mexico (music-theatre work, text by the composer, after Antonin Artaud), coloratura soprano (in orchestra), dramatic soprano, alto (in orchestra), crying male voice, baritone, 2 speakers (both in orchestra), female dancer, mixed chorus, orchestra (12 winds, 10 brass, harp, piano, electronic organ, timpani, wind machine, 5 percussion, 2 violins, 2 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses, 2 bass guitars), fixed media, 1987–91 (also concert version of one section as Bruchstück 'Die Vorzeichen')

Séraphin (Versuch eines TheatersInstrumente / Stimmen / ...nach Antonin Artaud ohne Text), 3 mezzo-sopranos, 3 altos, 2 baritones, flute (+ piccolo, alto flute), clarinet (+ bass clarinet, saxophone), trumpet, trombone, harp, viola, cello, double bass, 2 percussion, fixed media, 1994 (also version for 3 mezzo-sopranos, 3 altos, 2 baritones, flute [+ piccolo, alto flute, bass flute], E-flat clarinet [+ A-clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet], trumpet [+ piccolo trumpet], trombone, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, 2 percussion, fixed media, 1993–96)

Das Gehege (Eine Nächtliche Szene) (text by Botho Strauß), dramatic soprano, silent male rôle, large orchestra (12 winds, 12 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), 2004–05

Séraphin III (Jan Fabre: I am a Mistake), tenor, baritone, female speaker, flute (+ piccolo, bass flute), oboe (+ English horn), contrabass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 2006–07

Jagden und Formen (choreography by Sasha Waltz), dance troupe, small orchestra (6 winds, 7 brass, harp, guitar [+ bass guitar], piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass), 2007–08 (longer stage version of orchestral work)

ORCHESTRAL:

Adagio (Variationen), string orchestra, 1969

1. Symphonie, large orchestra (9 winds, 11 brass, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 50 or more strings), Op. 3, 1969

Morphonie, string quartet, large orchestra, 1972

Magma, large orchestra (16 winds, 13 brass, harp, piano, organ, 6 percussion, 60 strings), 1973

Dis-Kontur, large orchestra (16 winds, 14 brass, 2 harps, 2 pianos, timpani, 5 percussion, 50 strings), 1974, revised 1984

Sub-Kontur, large orchestra (3 contrabassoons, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 bass tubas, 2 harps, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 60 or more strings), 1974–75

2. Symphonie (erster und letzter Satz), large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, organ, timpani, 6 percussion, 60 or more strings), 1975

Lichtzwang (Musik in memoriam Paul Celan), violin, orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 clarinets [3rd + E-flat clarinet, 4th + bass clarinet], 4 bassoons [4th + contrabassoon], 10 brass, harp, electronic organ, 2 timpani, 5 percussion, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses), 1975–76

Cuts and Dissolves (Orchesterskizzen), small orchestra (8 winds, 7 brass, harp, piano, vibraphone, xylophone, tubular bells, 9 strings), 1976

Nachtordnung (Sieben Bruchstücke), 15 strings, 1976

La Musique creuse le ciel, 2 pianos, large orchestra (16 winds, 15 brass, 2 harps, 3 percussion, strings), 1977–79

Erste Abgesangsszene, large orchestra (68 players), 1979 (section of Fünf Abgesangsszenen; may be performed separately)

Fünfte Abgesangsszene, large orchestra (75 players), 1979 (section of Fünf Abgesangsszenen; may be performed separately; also version for mezzo-soprano, baritone, large orchestra [75 players])

Ländler, 13 strings, 1979 (version of work for piano; also version by Andreas Grün for 4 or more guitars, 4 or more mandolins, 2 or more mandolas, double bass, 1998)

Nature-MorteStill Alive (Skizze), 13 strings, 1979–80

Erster Doppelgesang, viola, cello, small orchestra (8 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, timpani, percussion, 15 strings), 1980

Zeichen IDoubles (Eine Musik), bass flute (+ piccolo), contrabass clarinet (+ E-flat clarinet), orchestra in 2 groups (4 A-clarinets, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 trombones, bass tuba, 2 percussion, 4 cellos, 4 double basses; 5 flutes [1st, 2nd + piccolo], 3 oboes, 5 trumpets [4th, 5th + piccolo trumpet], 2 trombones, piano, 3 percussion), 1981

Tutuguri I (Musik nach Antonin Artaud), orchestra (6 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, 30 strings), 1981

Tutuguri III (Musik nach Antonin Artaud), orchestra (6 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, 6 percussion, 30 strings), 1981

Tutuguri II (Musik nach Antonin Artaud), large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 3/4 percussion, 50 strings), 1981–82

Tutuguri IV (Musik nach Antonin Artaud) (text by Antonin Artaud), speaker ad libitum, large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 50 strings), 1981–82

Gebild, piccolo trumpet, 2 percussion, 22 or more strings, 1982, revised 1997

Nach-Schrift (Eine Chiffre), small orchestra (17 players), 1982, revised 2004

Bratschenkonzert, viola, orchestra (3 flutes [1st + piccolo, 2nd, 3rd + piccolo, recorder], 2 clarinets [1st + E-flat clarinet], bass clarinet [+ clarinet], contrabassoon [+ bassoon], 8 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, 30 strings), 1979–83

Zweiter Doppelgesang, clarinet, cello, orchestra (2 oboes [2nd + English horn], 2 bassoons [2nd + contrabassoon], 2 French horns, 31 or more strings), 1981–83

Monodram, cello, orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, 30 strings), 1982–83

Schwarzer und roter Tanz, large orchestra (79 players), 1982–83 (concert version of section of Tutuguri [Poème dansé])

Chiffre II (Silence to be beaten), small orchestra (14/15 players), 1983

Schattenstück (Tongemälde) (after Per Kirkeby), large orchestra (76 or more players), 1982–84

Chiffre V, small orchestra (17 players), 1984

Vorgefühle, large orchestra (72 players), 1984

Spur (Orchesterskizze), orchestra (3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 3 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, harp, piano, celesta, timpani, 2 percussion, 6 violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 3 double basses), 1984–85

Chiffre VII, small orchestra (17 players), 1985

Abkehr, large orchestra (5 piccolos, 4 oboes, 5 A-clarinets, 3 bassoons, contrabassoon, 11 brass, 2 harps, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 1985

Aufzeichnung, 1985–86 (its two sections may be performed separately: Dämmerung, large orchestra [94 players], 1985; Umriss, large orchestra [16 winds, 13 brass, 2 harps, piano, 6 percussion, 60 strings], 1985–86)

Unbenannt I, large orchestra (2 piccolos, 3 flutes [all + piccolo], 3 oboes, 2 English horns, 3 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 3 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets [2nd + piccolo trumpet], 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 harps, piano, organ, timpani, 4 percussion, 2 violins, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses), 1986

Klangbeschreibung I, orchestra in 3 groups (piccolo, bass clarinet [+ E-flat clarinet], contrabass clarinet, 2 harps, piano, percussion, 2 violins; 4 A-clarinets, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 trombones, contrabass tuba, 2 percussion, 4 cellos, 4 5-string double basses; 5 flutes [1st, 2nd + piccolo], 3 oboes, 5 trumpets [4th, 5th + piccolo trumpet], 2 trombones, piano, 3 percussion), 1982–87

Klangbeschreibung III, large orchestra (16 winds, 13 brass, 2 harps, piano, celesta [+ electronic organ], timpani, 6 percussion, 60 strings), 1984–87

Compresenze (Umrisse und Eingriffe), large orchestra (97 players), 1985–87

Unbenannt II, large orchestra (5 piccolos, 5 oboes, 5 A-clarinets, 5 bassoons [4th, 5th + contrabassoon], 6 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 4 B-flat trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 harps, piano, timpani, 6 percussion, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses), 1987

Danse (Ein Orchesterstenogramm), orchestra (9 winds, 10 brass, 2 harps, timpani, strings), 1987

Splitter (Orchesterskizzen zu 'Œdipus'), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 oboes [3rd, 4th + English horn], 2 A-clarinets [1st + E-flat clarinet], 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 4 trumpets [3rd, 4th + piccolo trumpet], 4 trombones, 2 harps, piano, 6 percussion, 2 violins), 1987

Drei Walzer, 1979–88 (its three sections may be performed separately: Sehnsuchtswalzer, orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, 40 strings], 1979–81; Brahmsliebewalzer, orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, timpani, percussion, 40 or more strings], 1985–88; Drängender Walzer, orchestra [8 winds, 9 brass, timpani, percussion, 40 strings], 1986–87)

Blick (Ein Klangbild), distant ensemble (trumpet, snare drum), orchestra (12 winds, 10 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 3 cellos, 2 double basses), 1987–88

Bruchstück 'Die Vorzeichen', large orchestra (91 players), 1988–89 (concert version of section of Die Eroberung von Mexico)

Schwebende Begegnung, 4 distant trombones, orchestra (4 piccolos, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, harp, piano, 5 percussion, 4 violas, 3 double basses), 1989

Dunkles Spiel, small orchestra (clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trombones, harp, piano, 4 percussion, 2 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses), 1988–90

Unbenannt III, large orchestra (3 flutes, 5 clarinets, bassoon, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, harp, piano, timpani, 4 percussion, 6 violins, 10/12 violas, 8/10 cellos, 6/8 double basses), 1989–90

Ungemaltes Bild (after unfinished paintings by Emil Nolde), 2 violins (around hall), 3 percussion (around hall), orchestra (2 piccolos, flute, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, contrabass tuba, harp, piano, percussion, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses), 1989–90

Umfassung (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Vierter Versuch]), orchestra in 2 groups (bass clarinet [+ clarinet], contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass; 3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 3 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 2 snare drums), 1990

Ins Offene..., orchestra (3 piccolos, 3 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, 10 brass, harp, piano, 5 percussion, 2 violins, 2 violas, 6 cellos, 4 5-string double basses), 1990–92

La Lugubre Gondola / Das Eismeer (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Fünfter Versuch]) (after painting Das Eismeer by Caspar David Friedrich), piano, off-stage piano, orchestra in 2 groups (bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass; 3 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, English horn, 2 A-clarinets, bassoon, 3 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, timpani, 2 percussion), 1990–92

Gesungene Zeit, violin, small orchestra (8 winds, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 2 percussion, 2 violins, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses), 1991–92

Et nunc II, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion), 1992–93

Dritte Musik (in memoriam Kurt Kocherscheidt), violin, orchestra (4 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 3 French horns, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, accordion, timpani, 5 percussion, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses), 1993

Sphere (Kontrafaktur mit Klavier-Gegenkörper), piano, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion), 1992–94

Form / Zwei Formen, small orchestra (2 flutes [both + piccolo], 2 bass clarinets, 2 French horns, piccolo trumpet, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, contrabass tuba, double bass, percussion), 1993–94

Vers une symphonie fleuve I, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), large orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion, 51 strings), 1992–95

Vers une symphonie fleuve II, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), large orchestra (4 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 percussion, 51 strings), 1992–95

Vers une symphonie fleuve III, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 2 percussion), large orchestra (4 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 1992–95

Musik für Oboe und Orchester, oboe, small orchestra (English horn, E-flat clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 3 trombones, bass tuba, harp, percussion, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 3 double basses), 1993–95, revised 2002

IN-SCHRIFT, orchestra (3 flutes, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass trombones, contrabass tuba, harp, timpani, 5 percussion, 7 cellos, 7 double basses), 1995

Ernster Gesang, orchestra (English horn, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trombones, bass tuba, timpani, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses), 1996 (may be performed together with Lied as Ernster Gesang mit Lied)

Vers une symphonie fleuve IV, large orchestra (4 flutes [4th + piccolo], 3 oboes [3rd + English horn], English horn, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 3 bassoons [3rd + contrabassoon], contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, timpani, 4 percussion, strings), 1992–97, revised 1998–2000

Verborgene Formen, small orchestra (2 flutes, English horn, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, 3 percussion, viola, cello, double bass), 1995–97

Styx und Lethe, cello, orchestra (4 flutes, English horn, E-flat clarinet, 4 bassoons, 4 French horns, trumpet, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, percussion, 16 violins, 8 cellos, 6 double basses), 1997–98

Marsyas (Rhapsodie), trumpet, percussion, large orchestra (76 players), 1998–99

Sotto voce I (Notturno), piano, orchestra (piccolo, flute, oboe, English horn, A-clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, harp, timpani, maximum 34 strings), 1999

Musik für Klarinette und Orchester (Über die Linie II), clarinet, orchestra (2 flutes, English horn, bassoon, 2 French horns, harp, celesta, 2 percussion, 40/41 strings), 1999

Spiegel und Fluss (Nachspiel und Vorspiel), orchestra (12 winds, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, strings), 1999

Im Anfang, large orchestra (77 players), 1998–2000

CONCERTO (Dithyrambe), string quartet, orchestra (9 winds, 6 brass, 2 harps, piano, celesta, 4 percussion, 22 strings), 2000

Jagden und Formen, small orchestra (6 winds, 7 brass, harp, guitar [+ bass guitar], piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass), 1995–2001 (also longer stage version with dance troupe, 2007–08)

Die Stücke des Sängers, harp, small orchestra (2 alto flutes, English horn, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass clarinet, contrabassoon, 2 French horns, 2 tenor-bass trombones, contrabass tuba, piano, 3 percussion, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 5-string double bass), 2000–01, revised 2008

Gejagte Form, small orchestra (6 winds, 7 brass, harp, piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, bass guitar), 1995–2002

Zweiter Bratschenkonzert (Über die Linie IV), viola, orchestra/large orchestra (6 winds, 2 French horns, 2 trombones, harp, timpani, percussion, 26–50 strings), 2000–02

Das Lesen der Schrift (Vier Stücke), orchestra (7 winds, 10 brass, 2 harps, organ, timpani, strings), 2001–02

Canzona per sonare (Über die Linie V), alto trombone, small orchestra in 2 groups (2 English horns, 2 French horns, harp, 2/4 violas, cello, 2 percussion; 2 contrabassoons, 2 bass Wagner tubas, 2 tenor-bass trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, harp, 3 cellos, 2 5-string double basses, timpani, percussion), 2002

Verwandlung I, large orchestra (6 winds, 4 French horns, trumpet, 2 trombones, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, 50 strings), 2002

Unbenannt IV, organ, large orchestra (3 flutes, oboe, English horn, 3 A-clarinets, bassoon, 2 contrabassoons, 5 French horns, 2 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 contrabass tubas, 2 harps, piano, 4 percussion, 48 strings), 2002–03, revised 2004

Dritter Doppelgesang, clarinet, viola, orchestra (2 flutes, oboe, 2 A-clarinets, bassoon, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, 40 strings), 2004

Two Other Movements, large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp, timpani, 3 percussion, 60 strings), 2004

Verwandlung II, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, strings), 2005

Konzert in einem Satz, cello, large orchestra (64 players), 2005–06

Psalmus, bassoon, orchestra (2 flutes [2nd + piccolo], 2 oboes [2nd + English horn], 2 A-clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, strings), 2007

Sotto voce II (Capriccio), piano, orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, A-clarinet, bassoon, 2 French horns, timpani, strings), 2007

COLL'ARCO (Vierte Musik), violin, large orchestra (68 players), 2007–08

Verwandlung III, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, harp, timpani, percussion, 50 strings), 2007–08

Verwandlung IV, orchestra (8 winds, 10 brass, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 2008

CHAMBER MUSIC:

Streichquartett in G-moll, string quartet, 1966

Streichquartett, string quartet, 1968

Konzert, piano, ensemble (flute, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello), 1969

1. Streichquartett, string quartet, Op. 2, 1970

Tristesse d'une étoile, string quartet, 1971

Paraphrase, cello, piano, percussion, 1972

Deploration, flute, cello, percussion, 1973

Siebengestalt, organ, tam-tam, 1974

3. Streichquartett (Im Innersten), string quartet, 1976

Musik für drei Streicher, violin, viola, cello, 1977

Erscheinung (Skizze über Schubert), piano ad libitum, ensemble (3 violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos), 1978

Music-Hall-Suite, clarinet, alto saxophone (+ tenor saxophone), trumpet, violin, double bass, piano, percussion, 1979

4. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1980–81

Tutuguri VI (Musik nach Antonin Artaud) (Kreuze), 6 percussion, 1981

Canzona, 4 violas, 1982 (also longer version as Canzona nuova, 5 violas, 2006)

Chiffre I, piano, ensemble (clarinet [+ bass clarinet], bassoon, trumpet, trombone, 2 cellos, double bass), 1982

5. Streichquartett (Ohne Titel), string quartet, 1981–83

Chiffre III, English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon (+ contrabassoon), French horn, bass trumpet, trombone, 2 cellos, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1983

Fremde Szenen IIII (Versuche für Klaviertrio1. Folge), violin, cello, piano, 1982–84 (its three sections may be performed separately: Fremde Szene I, 1982; Fremde Szene II [Charakterstück], 1982–83; Fremde Szene III, 1983–84)

Chiffre IV, bass clarinet, cello, piano, 1983–84

Zwischenblick: 'Selbsthenker!', string quartet, 1983–84 (may be performed together with Umsungen)

Bild (eine Chiffre), French horn, trumpet, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1984

Fusées, piccolo, 2 English horns, 2 A-clarinets, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, 2 French horns, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1984

6. Streichquartett (Blaubuch), string quartet, 1984

Chiffre VI, bass clarinet (+ E-flat clarinet), contrabassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 1985

Sine nomine I (Studie), French horn, piccolo trumpet, trumpet, trombone, contrabass trombone, 1985

7. Streichquartett (Veränderungen), string quartet, 1985

Kleine Echophantasie, trumpet, 1986

VerzeichnungStudie, viola, cello, double bass, 1986

Duomonolog, violin, cello, 1986, revised 1989

Abschieds-Marsch, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, percussion, 1987

Protokollein Traum, 6 cellos, 1987

Chiffre VIII, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, trombone, 2 cellos, double bass, piano, 1985–88

8. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1987–88

Kein Firmament, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1988

Stück, 3 percussion, 1988–89

abgewandt I, flute (+ piccolo), English horn, bass clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano (+ tam-tam), 1989

Figur (after a sculpture by Markus Lüpertz), 4 contrabass trombones, harp, percussion, 1989

Cantus firmus (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Erster Versuch]), oboe, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1990

Ricercare (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Zweiter Versuch]), clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1990

abgewandt II (Musik in memoriam Luigi Nono [Dritter Versuch]), A-clarinet (+ bass clarinet), contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, contrabass trombone, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1990

Kalt (Oktett), oboe, English horn, trombone, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1989–91

Am Horizont (Stille Szene), violin, cello, accordion, 1991

Zwischen den Zeilen, string quartet, 1991 (section of Schleedoyer II, a collaboration with Rolf Liebermann, Nigel Osborne, Henri Pousseur)

Étude pour Séraphin, 2 trombones, 2 contrabass trombones, 4 contrabass tubas, 6 percussion, 1991–92

Antlitz (Zeichnung) (after Kurt Kocherscheidt), violin, piano, 1992–93 (also version as Von weit, cello, piano, 1993)

9. Streichquartett (Quartettsatz), string quartet, 1992–93

Phantom und Eskapade (Stückphantasien), violin, piano, 1993–94

In nuce, viola, cello, double bass, 1994

PolKolchisNucleus, 1991–96 (its three sections may be performed separately: Pol, bass clarinet, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, percussion, 1995 [also version for A-clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1996]; Kolchis [after a sculpture by Kurt Kocherscheidt], harp, cello, 5-string double bass, piano, high woodblock [+ large tam-tam], 1991 [also version as Blick auf 'Kolchis', 2002]; Nucleus, A-clarinet, bass clarinet, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, viola, cello, 5-string double bass, piano, marimba, percussion, 1996)

Séraphin-Sphäre, flute (+ piccolo, bass flute), oboe (+ English horn), contrabass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 1993–96, revised 2006

10. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1993–97

Gedrängte Form, flute, English horn, bass clarinet, trumpet, trombone, harp, guitar, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion, 1995–98

Fetzen I, string quartet, 1999

Über die Linie, cello, 1999

In Frage, English horn, bass clarinet, harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1999–2000

Vier Male (Stücke), A-clarinet, 2000

12. Streichquartett, string quartet, 2000–01

BONUS (Geburtstagsquintett), English horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, harp, 2001

Sphäre nach Studie, piano, ensemble (harp, 2 double basses, 2 percussion), 1994–2002

Interscriptum (Duo), piano, string quartet, 2000–02

Fetzen II, string quartet, 2002

Fetzen III, accordion, string quartet, 2002

Gesangsstück (Eine Triophantasie), clarinet, violin, piano, 2002

Vier Studien zu einem Klarinettenquintett, clarinet, string quartet, 2002

Sphäre um Sphäre, flute, oboe, A-clarinet, harp, violin, viola, cello, double bass, 2 pianos, percussion, 1992–2003

Male über Male I, clarinet, 2 violas, cello, 2 double basses, 2003

Drei Vorspiele zu einer Insel, flute, violin, percussion, 2003

Quintett für Bläser, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, bassoon, 2003

Fetzen VII, accordion, string quartet, 2000–04

Fetzen IV, viola, accordion, 2004

Fetzen V, accordion, string quartet, 2004

Fetzen VI, accordion, string quartet, 2004

Fetzen VIII, accordion, string quartet, 2004

Kleiner Walzer, clarinet, cello, piano 4 hands, 2004

Über die Linie VI, alto flute, violin, cello, 2004

En plein air, flute, clarinet, harp, string quartet, 2004–05

Grave (in memoriam Thomas Kakuska), string quartet, 2005

Will Sound, flute (+ piccolo), oboe, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, 3 percussion, 2005–06

Gegenstück (Trio), contrabass saxophone, piano, percussion, 2006

Grund-Riss (Studie), contrabass clarinet, contrabass saxophone, contrabass trombone, 2006

Über die Linie VII, violin, 2006

Schrift-um-Schrift, 2 pianos, 2 percussion, 1993–2007

Auf- und Wiederhören (Ein Verabschiedender Walzer für Manfred Reichert), flute, oboe, A-clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano 4 hands (+ harmonium 4 hands), percussion, 2007

11. Streichquartett, string quartet, 1998–2007 (one section may be performed separately: Quartettstudie, 2003–04)

Male über Male II, clarinet, ensemble (2 harps, 2 violas, cello, 2 double basses, piano, percussion), 2000–08

CHORAL:

Crucifixus (text from liturgy in Latin), 4 mixed voices, 1968

3. Symphonie (texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Rimbaud), soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, large orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 oboes, 4 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 4 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 2 tubas, 2 harps, mandolin ad libitum, piano, celesta, timpani, 5 percussion, 60 or more strings), 1976–77

Umhergetrieben, aufgewirbelt (Nietzsche-Fragmente) (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), mezzo-soprano, baritone, mixed chorus, flutes (1 player), 1981

Mit geschlossenem Mund (vocalise), 8 mixed voices, 1982

Dies (Oratorium) (texts from the Graduale Romanum, the Vulgate, Leonardo da Vinci), soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, 2 male speakers, children's chorus, mixed chorus, mixed speaking chorus, distant ensemble (3 trumpets, 3 trombones), large orchestra (16 winds, 20 brass, organ, 2 timpani, 8 percussion, strings), 1984

Andere Schatten (Musikalische Szene) (text by Jean Paul), coloratura soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, male speaker, 24 mixed voices, small orchestra (9 winds, 2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, 3 percussion, 2 violins, viola, 2 cellos, double bass), 1985

Raumauge (Schlussmonolog des Prometheus) (text by Æschylus [translated by Peter Handke]), mixed chorus, 5 percussion, 1986, revised 1993–94

Nachtwach (text from the Book of Matthew [English translation]), mixed chorus, 8 mixed voices, 4 trombones (with conductor [+ low woodblock]), 1987–88

Départ (text by Arthur Rimbaud), mixed chorus, 20 or more mixed speaking voices, piccolo, A-clarinet, E-flat clarinet, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 harps, 2 cellos, 2 double basses, 2 pianos (1st + electronic organ, 2nd + celesta), organ, 6 percussion, 1988

Geheimer Block (vocalise), soprano, alto, tenor, bass, 80 or more mixed voices, orchestra (4 piccolos, 4 A-clarinets, 6 French horns, 4 trumpets, 6 trombones, 2 harps, organ, 7 percussion, 2 violins, 6 violas, 6 cellos, 6 double basses), 1989

Quo me rapis (text by Horace), 8 mixed voices, 1990

Bildlos / Weglos, 7 sopranos, 3 ensembles (piccolo, 2 violins, 2 percussion; flute, bass clarinet, 2 French horns, contrabass tuba, harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 2 percussion; A-clarinet, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 6 cellos, 6 double basses, timpani, 2 percussion), 1990–91, revised 1992

Communio I (Lux æterna) (text from liturgy in Latin), boy soprano, alto, mixed chorus, 4 distant percussion, ensemble (3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 2 violins, 7 double basses, timpani), 1995 (section of Requiem der Versöhnung, a collaboration with Luciano Berio, Friedrich Cerha, Marc-André Dalbavie, Paul-Heinz Dittrich, John Harbison, Marek Kopelent, György Kurtág, Arne Nordheim, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bernard Rands, Alfred Schnittke–Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Judith Weir, Jōji Yuasa; may be performed separately)

MAXIMUM EST UNUM (texts by Nikolaus von Kues, Meister Eckhart), 4 sopranos, alto, 2 mixed choruses, organ, small orchestra (4 flutes, English horn [+ oboe d'amore], A-clarinet, contrabassoon, French horn, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, harp, timpani, percussion, 4 violas, 4 cellos, 2 double basses), 1996

DEUS PASSUS (Passions-Stücke nach Lukas) (texts from the Book of Luke [translated by Martin Luther], the communion antiphon Potum meum, responses 1–2 for Good Friday, improperium 1 for Good Friday, the hymn Crux fidelis, the hymn Hic acetum, the hymn Flecte ramos, the poem Stabat mater dolorosa, Book of Isaiah [translated by Martin Luther], Paul Celan), soprano, mezzo-soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, mixed chorus, orchestra (2 flutes [both + alto flute], 2 oboes, English horn, heckelphone, bassoon, contrabassoon, 4 trombones, harp, organ, 2 percussion, 24 strings), 1999–2000

Astralis (Über die Linie III) (text by Novalis), mixed chorus, cello, 2/4 percussion, 2001

Insula felix, soprano, tenor, mixed chorus, small orchestra/orchestra (2 flutes [2nd + piccolo], oboe, English horn, bassoon, French horn, 3 suspended cymbals [1 player], 22 or more strings), 2003

Memoria (Drei Requiem-Bruchstücke) (text by Nelly Sachs), boy soprano, alto, mixed chorus, orchestra (2 flutes, oboe, A-clarinet, contrabassoon, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, contrabass tuba, harp, timpani, 4 percussion, 2 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, 7 double basses), 1994–2004

Sieben Passions-Texte (text from the Bible), 6 mixed voices, 2001–06

Vigilia, 6 mixed voices, A-clarinet, French horn, 2 trombones, bass tuba, viola, cello, double bass, organ, percussion, 2006

QUID EST DEUS? (Cantata Hermetica) (texts from sources in Latin), mixed chorus, orchestra (4 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 English horns, 2 bassoons, 2 contrabassoons, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, harp, piano, 2 percussion, 8 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses), 2007

SKOTEINÓS (Heraklit-Fragmente) (text by Heraclitus), tenor (+ high bongo), baritone (+ crotale), bass (+ high woodblock), 3 trombones, 2008

VOCAL:

Zwei Lieder auf Texte von Oskar Loerke (Dunkler Engel, Einsamer), soprano, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, 1968

Gesänge (texts by Georg Trakl, Friedrich Hölderlin, Oskar Loerke, August Stramm, Stefan George, Franz Büchler, Georg Heym, Rainer Maria Rilke), female voice, piano, Op. 1, 1968–70

Sicut cervus desiderat ad fontes aquarum (text from Psalm 42), soprano, bass clarinet, bassoon, trombone, cello, double bass, piano, organ, percussion/2 percussion, Op. 7, 1970

Vier Gedichte aus 'Atemwende' (text by Paul Celan), female voice, piano, 1973

Hervorgedunkelt (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Paul Celan), mezzo-soprano, flute, harp, cello, organ, vibraphone, 2 percussion, 1974

Konzertarie (Telepsychogramm) (text from a telegram by Ludwig II to Richard Wagner), mezzo-soprano, large orchestra (90/91 players), 1975

O Notte (text by Michelangelo Buonarroti), baritone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, harp, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, 1975

Alexanderlieder (text by Ernst Herbeck), mezzo-soprano, baritone, piano, 1975–76

Hölderlin-Fragmente (text by Friedrich Hölderlin), soprano, piano, 1976–77 (also version for baritone, orchestra [9 winds, 5 brass, harp, piano, percussion, 20 strings], 1977)

Neue Alexanderlieder (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Ernst Herbeck), baritone, piano, 1979

Fünf Abgesangsszenen, 1979–80 (its five sections may be performed separately: Erste Abgesangsszene; Zweite Abgesangsszene [texts by Friedrich Nietzsche, Novalis], mezzo-soprano, large orchestra [77 players], 1979; Dritte Abgesangsszene [text by Peter Huchel], baritone, large orchestra [63 players], 1979–80; Vierte Abgesangsszene [text by Friedrich Nietzsche], mezzo-soprano, large orchestra [77 players], 1979–80; Fünfte Abgesangsszene [text by Friedrich Nietzsche] [also version for mezzo-soprano, baritone, large orchestra (75 players), 1983])

Lenz-Fragmente (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Jakob M. R. Lenz), tenor, piano, 1980 (also shorter version for female voice, orchestra [3 flutes, 2 oboes, English horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, contrabassoon, trumpet, 2 trombones, bass tuba, harp, percussion, 12 violins, 6 cellos, 4 double basses], 1980)

Wölfli-Liederbuch (text by Adolf Wölfli), baritone, piano, 2 bass drums ad libitum, 1980–81 (also shorter version as Wölfli-Lieder, baritone, large orchestra [63 players], 1981–82)

Umsungen (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), baritone, A-clarinet, bassoon, French horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, 1983–84 (may be performed together with Zwischenblick: 'Selbsthenker!')

Was aber – (text by Pindar [translated by Friedrich Hölderlin]), soprano, mezzo-soprano, distant organ, orchestra (2 flutes, 2 A-clarinets, 2 French horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, harp, piano, celesta, timpani, 2 percussion, 28 strings), 1986

Lowry-Lieder (text by Wolf Wondratschek), mezzo-soprano, large orchestra, 1982–87

Klangbeschreibung II (Innere Grenze) (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), coloratura soprano, 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, French horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, bass trombone, 6 percussion, 1986–87

Mein Tod. Requiem in memoriam Jane S. (text by Wolf Wondratschek), soprano, large orchestra (87 players), 1988–89

Frau / Stimme (text by Heiner Müller), 2 sopranos (one in orchestra), orchestra (4 flutes [all + piccolo], 4 clarinets [3rd + A-clarinet, 4th + E-flat clarinet], 4 French horns, 4 trumpets [3rd, 4th + piccolo trumpet], 4 trombones, 2 harps, 2 pianos [1st + electronic organ, 2nd + celesta], 7 percussion, 2 violins, 6 cellos, 2 double basses), 1989

Das Rot (Sechs Gedichte) (text by Karoline von Günderrode), soprano/tenor, piano, 1990

Abschiedsstücke (text by Wolf Wondratschek), soprano, flute (+ piccolo), oboe, clarinet (+ bass clarinet), contrabassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, 2 percussion, 1993

Vier Gedichte von Peter Härtling, soprano, piano, 1993

O meine Seele war ein Wald (Lied) (text by Else Lasker-Schüler), mezzo-soprano, alto, harp, viola, cello, double bass, 1994

Lied (text by Georg Büchner), baritone, orchestra (English horn, 4 A-clarinets, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 French horns, 3 trombones, bass tuba, harp, timpani, 12 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses), 1997 (may be performed together with Ernster Gesang as Ernster Gesang mit Lied)

Apokryph (Gesang) (text by Georg Büchner), baritone, piano, 1997

Drei Gedichte von Monique Thoné (text by Monique Thoné), soprano, piano, 1997

Responsorium (text by Homer), female speaker, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass tuba, harp, double bass, 5 percussion, 1997

Deutsches Stück mit Hamlet (texts by Friedrich Hölderlin, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Heiner Müller, Heinrich Heine, Gottfried Benn, Erich Mühsam, Georg Herwegh, Hermann Ferdinand Freiligrath), mezzo-soprano, baritone, orchestra (10 winds, 11 brass, harp, piano [+ celesta], timpani, 2 percussion, strings), 1997–98

Nebendraussen (Gedichte nach Hermann Lenz) (song-cycle, text by Hermann Lenz), tenor/baritone, piano, 1998

Trigon, female voice, 2 flutes (2nd + piccolo), 2 bass clarinets, 2 French horns, 3 trumpets (2nd + piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones, bass tuba, contrabass tuba, harp, double bass, 5 percussion, 1993–99

Drei späte Gedichte von Heiner Müller, alto, large orchestra (piccolo, 2 flutes, English horn, 3 A-clarinets [3rd + bass clarinet], bassoon, 2 contrabassoons, 4 French horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, 50 strings), 1998–99

In doppelter Tiefe (text by Marinus van der Lubbe), mezzo-soprano, alto, large orchestra (12 winds, 11 brass, harp/2 harps, celesta, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), 1999

Ende der Handschrift (Elf späte Gedichte) (text by Heiner Müller), female voice/tenor, piano, 1999

...fleuve V (omnia tempus habent), mezzo-soprano, baritone, distant ensemble (2 trumpets, 3 percussion), large orchestra (18 winds, 14 brass, harp, timpani, 4 percussion, strings), 1997–2000

Frage, coloratura soprano, English horn, A-clarinet (+ bass clarinet), harp, viola, cello, double bass, piano, percussion, 1999–2000

Stilles Stück I (text by Hermann Lenz), baritone, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2000 (may be performed together with Stilles Stück II)

Rilke: Vier Gedichte (text by Rainer Maria Rilke), tenor, piano, 2000 (also version for tenor, orchestra [8 winds, 4 French horns, 2 trombones, bass tuba, harp, timpani, 40 or more strings], 2004)

Lavant-Gesänge (Fünf Gedichte) (text by Christine Lavant), alto, piano, 2000–01

Sechs Gedichte von Friedrich Nietzsche (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), baritone, piano, 2001

Aria/Ariadne (Szenarie) (text by Friedrich Nietzsche), soprano, oboe, 2 French horns, harp, 6 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, 2001

Brentano-Phantasie (Sieben Gedichte) (text by Clemens Brentano), soprano/tenor, piano, 2002

Europa nach dem letzten Regen (Elf Gedichte) (text by Durs Grünbein), soprano, alto, tenor, large orchestra (11 winds, 10 brass, harp, piano, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), 2003

Stilles Stück II (text by Paul Fleming), lyric tenor/lyric baritone, French horn, 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass, 2003 (may be performed together with Stilles Stück I)

Bildnis: Anakreon (Gedichte und Fragmente) (text by Eduard Mörike), tenor, A-clarinet, harp, cello, piano, 2004

Drei Hölderlin-Gedichte (text by Friedrich Hölderlin), soprano/tenor, piano, 2004

Eins und doppelt (Fünf Lieder aus dem Zwielicht) (texts by Ludwig Achim von Arnim, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Theodor Fontane), baritone, piano, 2004

Solo e pensoso (Zwei Sonette von Petrarca) (text by Petrarch [translated by Rainer Maria Rilke, Rudolf Borchardt]), tenor/baritone, harp, viola, 2004

Eine Stimme 13 (vocalise), soprano, flute, clarinet, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 6 percussion, 2004–05

Fremdes Licht (text by Clemens Brentano), coloratura soprano, clarinet, violin, small orchestra (2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 French horns, strings), 2005

Penthesilea Monolog (text by Heinrich von Kleist), dramatic soprano, large orchestra, 2005

Zwei Sprüche (text by Friedrich von Schiller), baritone, piano, 2005

Akt und Tag (Zwei Studien), soprano, string quartet, 2006 (its sections may be performed separately: Akt [vocalise]; Tag [text by William Blake])

Heine zu 'Seraphine' (Sieben Gedichte von Heinrich Heine), mezzo-soprano, piano, 2006

Das Namenlose (text by Robert Musil), coloratura soprano, clarinet, piano, 2006

Zu singen (aus 'Mnemosyne') (text by Friedrich Hölderlin), soprano, clarinet, 2006

Goethe-Lieder (text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe), tenor/baritone, piano, 2004–07

Diptychon (text by Friedrich Hölderlin), coloratura soprano, orchestra (8 winds, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, harp, 2 percussion, strings), 2006–07

An Bálint (text by the composer), male speaker, violin, cello, piano, 2007

Vier Späte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert (text by Friedrich Rückert), baritone, piano, 2008

PIANO:

Klavierstück Nr. 1, Op. 8a, 1970

Klavierstück Nr. 4, 1974

Klavierstück Nr. 5 (Tombeau), 1975

Klavierstück Nr. 6 (Bagatellen) (after drawing Klavierküste 3 by Kurt Kocherscheidt), 1977–78

Ländler, 1979 (also version for 13 strings; version by Andreas Grün for 4 or more guitars, 4 or more mandolins, 2 or more mandolas, double bass, 1998)

Klavierstück Nr. 7, 1980

Maske, 2 pianos, 1985

Brahmsliebewalzer, 1985

Mehrere kurze Walzer, piano 4 hands, 1979–88

Nachstudie, 1992–94

Zwiesprache (Alfred Schlee in memoriam, Paul Sacher in memoriam, Heinrich Klotz in memoriam, Hans Heinrich Eggebrecht in memoriam, Hermann Wiesler in memoriam), 1999

Zwei Linien, 1999

Auf einem anderen Blatt, 2000

Über Schrift, 2 pianos, 1992–2003

Zwei Kleine Schwingungen, 2004–05

ORGAN:

Contemplatio, 1967

Drei Fantasien, 1967

Fantasie, 1968

Bann, Nachtschwärmerei, 1980

ARRANGEMENTS:

Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 (Johann Strauss II), flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, piano, 1982

Der Wanderer, D 489 (Franz Schubert), any voice, small orchestra (7 winds, 2 French horns, strings), 1997