Rihm, Wolfgang. (b. 1952)
Color photograph of the prolific and influential contemporary German composer, signed at the lower left and dated 2006. In very fine condition. 6 x 4 inches (15 x 11.4 cm).
"Among the most influential of European composers born in the decade after World War II, [Rihm] was a leading figure in the reorientation of German music in the 1970s increasingly away from exclusively structuralist concerns towards expressive immediacy and historical allusion. Highly prolific in vocal and instrumental composition, he has also created some of the most powerful and distinctive stage works of the late 20th century." (Josef Häusler, New Grove Online.)