Mozart & Widmann 2

Masters Series

Mozart & Widmann 2

2019-05-17 Fri 19:30National Concert Hall 400 700 1000 1200 1500Buy
JÖRG WIDMANN, conductor & clarinet (Artist-in-Residence)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Clarinet Concerto, K.622, A Major
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No.3, Op.56, Scottish

German composer Jörg Widman comes to Taipei wearing three hats: as composer, as conductor, and as soloist. His clarinet for Mozart's ethereally beautiful Clarinet Concerto opens the program, taking as its point of departure the 'con brio' movements of Beethoven's Seventh and Eighth symphonies. Widmann then returns to the stage with his own composition Con brio for Orchestra (2008). Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto was the last instrumental work he completed before his death. It is also the culmination of his career as "The Prince of Concerto Writers." That it was a concerto for clarinet was doubly fitting, for this was the wind instrument Mozart had loved above all others.

Clarinetist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation.The 2017/18 season will see him appear as soloist with orchestras such as Wiener Philharmoniker, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, SWR Symphonieorchester and Orchester de Paris.2018/19 season sees him appear as soloist with orchestras such as the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks with Susanna Mälkki. Further residencies include the Orchestre de Paris where his works feature in various concerts. Jörg Widmann is also holder of the 2019/2020 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair at Carnegie Hall. During his residency, all facets of this musical chameleon will be showcased. His powerful orchestral works are featured in concerts by The Cleveland Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and The MET Orchestra. Recognized for the striking originality of his chamber music, an all-star ensemble headlined by violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter gives the New York premiere of his new work for string quartet. Widmann displays his formidable skills as a clarinetist, playing his own music as well as works by Schumann and Mozart in a trio with violist Tabea Zimmermann and pianist Dénes Várjon. He does double duty with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, conducting his own music and playing the clarinet, and with the International Contemporary Ensemble in a program devoted to his works.

Co-organizer:Goethe-Institut Taipei