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Icarian Lament

Icarian Lament

for 10 strings


  • Instrumentation: 10 strings
  • Edition: performance material

 
Description
This piece centres on the medium of air. I wanted to produce a musical interpretation of the mythical figure of Icarus. This myth says a lot about the role of the artist. I have been inspired by a wonderful poem by Charles Baudelaire: As regards his 'Icarian Lament' one never knows exactly in which period the poem is set, whether it refers to a state of mind or a vision of the future or if it is all over already. There is a sense of timelessness in the poem which I wanted to represent with my music as well.
Jörg Widmann
Details
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk der CREDIT SUISSE für das 14. Musikfestival Davos 1999
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 14. August 1999 Davos (CH) · Dirigent: Graziella Contratto · Kammerorchester des Musikfestivals Davos
Year of composition: 1999
instrumentation: Str. (4 · 0 · 3 · 2 · 1, Kb. mit 5. Saite H) (doppelte Besetzung möglich)
Performances
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2019-08-04 | Ulrichshusen (Germany), Die Scheune — 16:00
Conductor: Michael Colby
Orchestra: BCMG NEXT
2019-02-15 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Centrala Birmingham — 19.30
Conductor: Christopher Ward
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Aachen
2018-11-30 | Aachen (Germany), Depot Talstraße — 20:00
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
2018-11-10 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), HK City Hall Concert Hall — 20.00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra
2018-06-01 | Budapest (Hungary), Music Center — 19:45
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
2018-05-03 | Seynod (France)
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
2018-04-28 | Chambery (France)
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2017-06-15 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal — 19:30
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2017-06-14 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal — 19:30
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-14 | München (Germany), Prinzregententheater — 11:00
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2016-05-14 | München (Germany), Prinzregententheater — 11:00
Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2016-04-23 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Hochschule für Musik — 19:30
Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2016-04-22 | Mannheim (Germany), Christuskirche — 20:00
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2016-03-12 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2016-03-11 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2016-03-10 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Christopher Ward
2016-01-17 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache — 18:00
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
2015-12-07 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie
2015-08-07 | Putney, VT (United States of America), Big Barn Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Jorg Widmann
Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra
2015-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Cadogan Hall
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2014-10-22 | München (Germany), Kulturzentrum Schwere Reiter — 20:00
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Runfunks
2014-05-24 | Würzburg (Germany), Residenz, Kaisersaal — 20:00
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Runfunks
2014-05-23 | Würzburg (Germany), Residenz, Kaisersaal — 19:00
Conductor: Florian Krumpöck
Orchestra: Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock
2013-11-30 | Rostock (Germany), Kunsthalle
Conductor: Thomas Van Haeperen
Orchestra: Orchestre Sturm und Klang
2013-11-23 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Maison du Peuple de Saint-Gilles
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2013-07-06 | Lichfield (United Kingdom), Lichfield Cathedral — 19:30
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2013-07-04 | Eltville (Germany), Kloster Eberbach — 20:00
Conductor: Kjel Arne Jorgensen
Orchestra: Kammerorchester der Mazedonischen Philharmonie; Musiker des Münchener Kammerorchesters
2013-04-06 | Skopje (Macedonia), Museum des mazedonischen Kampfes
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2012-11-09 | Antwerpen (Belgium), deSingel
Conductor: Antje Weithaas
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2011-05-19 | Vaduz (Liechtenstein), Vaduzer-Saal
Conductor: Antje Weithaas
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2011-05-15 | Bern (Switzerland), Kultur-Casino — 17.00 h
Conductor: Werner Erhardt
Orchestra: Orchester l'arte del Mondo
2010-11-26 | Leverkusen (Germany), Kulturhaus
Conductor: Bernhard Forck
Orchestra: Händelfestspielorchester Halle
2010-10-21 | Halle (Germany)
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2010-10-09 | Dublin (Ireland), Royal Dublin Society
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2010-10-07 | Limerick (Ireland), University Concert Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
2010-05-20 | Berkeley, CA (United States of America), First Congregational Church of Berkeley | national Premiere
Conductor: Muhai Tang
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2010-05-17 | Zürich (Switzerland), Tonhalle, Großer Saal | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2010-04-20 | München (Germany), Pinakothek der Moderne
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2009-11-14 | Kassel (Germany), Martinskirche — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2009-11-08 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 16.00 Uhr
Conductor: Eckhard Manz
Orchestra: Spohr Kammerorchester Kassel
2009-05-24 | Kassel (Germany), Martinskirche — 18.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Sinfonietta Riga
2009-03-21 | Riga (Latvia), Great Guild Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Oscar Yatco
Orchestra: Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
2009-03-13 | Manila (Philippines), Cultural Center of the Philippines
Conductor: Ekkehard Klemm
2008-11-26 | Dresden (Germany), Hochschule für Musik, Konzertsaal Wettiner Platz — 20.00 Uhr
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2008-10-27 | Hamburg (Germany), Rudolf-Steiner-Haus — 20.00 Uhr - Werkstatt Sian Edwards
Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann
Orchestra: Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt
2008-02-16 | Ingolstadt (Germany), Stadttheater, Festsaal — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Douglas Boyd
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2007-12-15 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 19.30 Uhr
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-29 | Rosenheim (Germany), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-28 | Humlebæk (Denmark), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-27 | Humlebæk (Denmark), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-25 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal — 20.00 Uhr - In Residence: Jörg Widmann
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-09-19 | Landshut (Germany), Rathausprunksaal
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2004-10-14 | Donaueschingen (Germany)
Conductor: Roland Kluttig
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2004-04-03 | Heidelberg (Germany), Musik- und Singschule, Konzertsaal — Komponistenporträt Jörg Widmann
Conductor: Graziella Contratto
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Musikfestivals Davos
1999-08-14 | Davos (Switzerland) | World Premiere
This piece centres on the medium of air. I wanted to produce a musical interpretation of the mythical figure of Icarus. This myth says a lot about the role of the artist. I have been inspired by a wonderful poem by Charles Baudelaire: As regards his 'Icarian Lament' one never knows exactly in which period the poem is set, whether it refers to a state of mind or a vision of the future or if it is all over already. There is a sense of timelessness in the poem which I wanted to represent with my music as well.
Jörg Widmann
Auftragswerk : Auftragswerk der CREDIT SUISSE für das 14. Musikfestival Davos 1999
Performance duration: 14'0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 14. August 1999 Davos (CH) · Dirigent: Graziella Contratto · Kammerorchester des Musikfestivals Davos
Year of composition: 1999
instrumentation: Str. (4 · 0 · 3 · 2 · 1, Kb. mit 5. Saite H) (doppelte Besetzung möglich)
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2019-08-04 | Ulrichshusen (Germany), Die Scheune — 16:00
Conductor: Michael Colby
Orchestra: BCMG NEXT
2019-02-15 | Birmingham (United Kingdom), Centrala Birmingham — 19.30
Conductor: Christopher Ward
Orchestra: Sinfonieorchester Aachen
2018-11-30 | Aachen (Germany), Depot Talstraße — 20:00
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Hong Kong Sinfonietta
2018-11-10 | Hong Kong (China, People's Republic), HK City Hall Concert Hall — 20.00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Budapest Festival Orchestra
2018-06-01 | Budapest (Hungary), Music Center — 19:45
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
2018-05-03 | Seynod (France)
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Orchestre des Pays de Savoie
2018-04-28 | Chambery (France)
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2017-06-15 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal — 19:30
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2017-06-14 | Hamburg (Germany), Elbphilharmonie, Kleiner Saal — 19:30
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2017-05-14 | München (Germany), Prinzregententheater — 11:00
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks
2016-05-14 | München (Germany), Prinzregententheater — 11:00
Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2016-04-23 | Karlsruhe (Germany), Hochschule für Musik — 19:30
Conductor: Karl-Heinz Steffens
Orchestra: Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz
2016-04-22 | Mannheim (Germany), Christuskirche — 20:00
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2016-03-12 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2016-03-11 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
2016-03-10 | Edinburgh (United Kingdom), Usher Hall
Conductor: Christopher Ward
2016-01-17 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache — 18:00
Conductor: Robin Ticciati
Orchestra: Chamber Orchestra of Europe
2015-12-07 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie
2015-08-07 | Putney, VT (United States of America), Big Barn Hall — 20:00
Conductor: Jorg Widmann
Orchestra: London Chamber Orchestra
2015-02-04 | London (United Kingdom), Cadogan Hall
Conductor: Gergely Madaras
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2014-10-22 | München (Germany), Kulturzentrum Schwere Reiter — 20:00
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Runfunks
2014-05-24 | Würzburg (Germany), Residenz, Kaisersaal — 20:00
Conductor: Radoslaw Szulc
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Runfunks
2014-05-23 | Würzburg (Germany), Residenz, Kaisersaal — 19:00
Conductor: Florian Krumpöck
Orchestra: Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock
2013-11-30 | Rostock (Germany), Kunsthalle
Conductor: Thomas Van Haeperen
Orchestra: Orchestre Sturm und Klang
2013-11-23 | Bruxelles (Belgium), Maison du Peuple de Saint-Gilles
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2013-07-06 | Lichfield (United Kingdom), Lichfield Cathedral — 19:30
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2013-07-04 | Eltville (Germany), Kloster Eberbach — 20:00
Conductor: Kjel Arne Jorgensen
Orchestra: Kammerorchester der Mazedonischen Philharmonie; Musiker des Münchener Kammerorchesters
2013-04-06 | Skopje (Macedonia), Museum des mazedonischen Kampfes
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2012-11-09 | Antwerpen (Belgium), deSingel
Conductor: Antje Weithaas
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2011-05-19 | Vaduz (Liechtenstein), Vaduzer-Saal
Conductor: Antje Weithaas
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
2011-05-15 | Bern (Switzerland), Kultur-Casino — 17.00 h
Conductor: Werner Erhardt
Orchestra: Orchester l'arte del Mondo
2010-11-26 | Leverkusen (Germany), Kulturhaus
Conductor: Bernhard Forck
Orchestra: Händelfestspielorchester Halle
2010-10-21 | Halle (Germany)
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2010-10-09 | Dublin (Ireland), Royal Dublin Society
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Irish Chamber Orchestra
2010-10-07 | Limerick (Ireland), University Concert Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Kent Nagano
Orchestra: Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
2010-05-20 | Berkeley, CA (United States of America), First Congregational Church of Berkeley | national Premiere
Conductor: Muhai Tang
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2010-05-17 | Zürich (Switzerland), Tonhalle, Großer Saal | national Premiere
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2010-04-20 | München (Germany), Pinakothek der Moderne
Conductor: Alexander Liebreich
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2009-11-14 | Kassel (Germany), Martinskirche — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Jörg Widmann
Orchestra: Zürcher Kammerorchester
2009-11-08 | Köln (Germany), Philharmonie — 16.00 Uhr
Conductor: Eckhard Manz
Orchestra: Spohr Kammerorchester Kassel
2009-05-24 | Kassel (Germany), Martinskirche — 18.00 Uhr
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Sinfonietta Riga
2009-03-21 | Riga (Latvia), Great Guild Hall — 19.30 h
Conductor: Oscar Yatco
Orchestra: Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra
2009-03-13 | Manila (Philippines), Cultural Center of the Philippines
Conductor: Ekkehard Klemm
2008-11-26 | Dresden (Germany), Hochschule für Musik, Konzertsaal Wettiner Platz — 20.00 Uhr
Orchestra: Ensemble Resonanz
2008-10-27 | Hamburg (Germany), Rudolf-Steiner-Haus — 20.00 Uhr - Werkstatt Sian Edwards
Conductor: Ariel Zuckermann
Orchestra: Georgisches Kammerorchester Ingolstadt
2008-02-16 | Ingolstadt (Germany), Stadttheater, Festsaal — 20.00 Uhr
Conductor: Douglas Boyd
Orchestra: Kammerakademie Potsdam
2007-12-15 | Potsdam (Germany), Nikolaisaal — 19.30 Uhr
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-29 | Rosenheim (Germany), Kultur- und Kongresszentrum
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-28 | Humlebæk (Denmark), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-27 | Humlebæk (Denmark), Louisiana Museum of Modern Art
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-10-25 | Essen (Germany), Philharmonie, Alfried Krupp Saal — 20.00 Uhr - In Residence: Jörg Widmann
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2005-09-19 | Landshut (Germany), Rathausprunksaal
Conductor: Christoph Poppen
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2004-10-14 | Donaueschingen (Germany)
Conductor: Roland Kluttig
Orchestra: Münchener Kammerorchester
2004-04-03 | Heidelberg (Germany), Musik- und Singschule, Konzertsaal — Komponistenporträt Jörg Widmann
Conductor: Graziella Contratto
Orchestra: Kammerorchester des Musikfestivals Davos
1999-08-14 | Davos (Switzerland) | World Premiere