Der Wandrer (II)

by Wolfgang Rihm

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The wanderer
English translation © Richard Wigmore

‘The path is no more!
Abyss and deathly silence all around!’
Your will veered from the path!
Now, wanderer, comes the test!
Now look coldly, clearly!
If you believe in danger
You are lost.


Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm is a German composer. Rihm is musical director of the Institute of New Music and Media at the University of Music Karlsruhe and has been composer in residence at the Lucerne Festival and the Salzburg Festival.


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