As a composer, Jörg Widmann has a special relationship with both the violin and the violin concerto. He has said, “The violin concerto as a genre is ‘holy’ to me, to which the most personal is entrusted. This is especially true for my concerto, as it is dedicated to my sister. The lyrical tone of the violin acts as a mouthpiece for the most diverse of human emotions.” Continue reading “Jörg Widmann’s Violin Concerto No.2: The voice of the violin”
Jörg Widmann’s Au cœur de Paris (“In the heart of Paris”) was written in celebration of Orchestre de Paris’ 50th anniversary. The piece will be premiered on 1 November at the Philharmonie in Paris with Daniel Harding. The concert will also feature Widmann, who is their Artist in Residence, performing his Fantasie for solo clarinet.
On 30 July, Peter Eötvös’ Halleluja – Oratorium balbulum will receive its world premiere at the Salzburg Festival as part of the ‘Ouverture Spirtiuelle’ series, performed by the Vienna Philharmonic and Hungarian Radio Choir under Daniel Harding.