|Wolfgang Rihm (*13.3.1952): “Et lux” (2009)|
This programme sees the Huelgas Ensemble break new ground and turn its attentions to contemporary music. The work, lasting nearly an hour, was initially conceived for 4 singers and 4 strings. In collaboration with Wolfgang Rihm and the Berliner Festspiele “Et lux” has now been reset for the Huelgas Ensemble, with doubled choir and string quartet. The work is based on the Requiem text of the liturgy, pieces of which are strewn across the opus. Huelgas is joined by the Minguet Quartett for this programme. A recording was released in March 2015 on ECM, this recording received the "Diapason d'Or de l’année 2015".