Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks - BRSO

musica viva: Jörg Widmann

June 2024
8:00 pm
Munich, Munich Residence, Herkulessaal

Introduction: 6:45 pm

Musica viva


Jörg Widmann
“Armonica” for orchestra
Jörg Widmann
“Drei Schattentänze” for clarinet solo
Jörg Widmann
“Danse macabre” for orchestra
Jörg Widmann
“Towards Paradise (Labyrinth VI)” for trumpet and orchestra


Jörg Widmann clarinet and conductor
Christa Schönfeldinger glass harmonica
Håkan Hardenberger trumpet
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

Audio on demand: Online until August 7, 2024

Information about the programme

The clarinetist, composer, and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the shining lights of contemporary music. His credo is to combine tradition with new developments, resulting in timbres whose virtuosity, intensity, and directness both surprise and oftentimes confront the listeners, but also challenge them with quiet, fragile moments. The transparent, ethereal orchestral piece Armonica seems to defy the laws of gravity as it emerges out of nowhere. In the Trumpet Concerto, composed for Håkan Hardenberger, the sounds wander through space – like the trumpeter through the orchestra. A labyrinthine journey extending from wild and rugged orchestral abysses all the way to an open, utopian state of suspension.

musica viva

This concert is part of the Bavarian Radios’ musica viva series. Musica viva is one of the world’s most famous forums for future-oriented and contemporary music, where many experimental works and performances for orchestra and chamber music receive their premiere.

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