Mojca Erdmann gives Dutch premiere of Fremdes Licht

Mojca Erdmann is the featured soloist in the Dutch premiere of Wolfgang Rihm’s Fremdes Licht at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw December 17. The musical setting of Rihm’s work for coloratura soprano, violin, clarinet and small orchestra is based on a poem by early German Romantic poet and writer Bretano Clemens, best known as publisher and editor of the folk poetry collection Das Knaben Wunderhorn. Erdmann and Rihm recently collaborated at the 2010 Salzburg Festival, where Erdmann portrayed Ariadne for the premiere of the composer’s opera Dionysos.