The prolific German composer, who is 67, is unhappy about a new SWR documentary that makes him out to be a bit of a misery.
‘The director cut out everything that is somehow cheerful,’ says Rihm in a rare interview.
He goes on to say that he has been living with cancer for 22 years, undergoing surgery and other treatments for the past three.
He adds: ‘Like everyone else, I’m physically approaching the end, but I’m not finished with my creative energy…. “I have created a huge oeuvre that is currently multiplying again..
We wish him well.