Abrons Underground Theater
Wolfgang Rihm: Musik Für Drei Streicher (1977)
Josh Modney, violin
Kyle Armbrust, viola
Michael Nicolas, cello
As its next installment of free OpenICE initiatives, ICE presents a rare performance of renowned German composer Wolfgang Rihm’s hourlong string trio Musik für Drei Streicher. An oblique tribute to Beethoven’s late quartets, Rihm’s 1977 work remains among the most ambitious in the string trio literature, relentless in its hyper-romantic expressivity and technical demands, “an unfathomable, clear, confused and passionate music, music that is precise and astonished, like human existence” (Wolfgang Rihm).