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World Premiere of Jörg Widmann's Towards Paradise (Labyrinth VI) with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Sep. 01, 2021

The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, led by Andris Nelsons, performs the world premiere of Jörg Widmann's Towards Paradise (Labyrinth VI) featuring trumpet soloist Håkan Hardenberger on September 23 at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, followed by two additional performances on September 24 & 26. Towards Paradise will be performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Andris Nelsons's baton with Håkan Hardenberger on November 18-20. Jörg Widmann describes his new work:

"After my hypertrophic virtuoso concert piece ad absurdum 20 years ago, I now felt the urge to compose a large-scale, angelic lyrical trumpet concerto: Towards Paradise. The trumpet soloist sets off on a labyrinthine journey through a wide spectrum of psychological and tonal zones, also featuring wild and craggy orchestral abysses leading into the open – towards a utopian state of suspension."

Listen to Jörg Widmann's Con brio (2008):

(The WDR Symphony Orchestra performs Jörg Widmann's Con brio conducted by the composer)

To learn more about Jörg Widmann, visit:

Jörg Widmann
Towards Paradise (Labyrinth VI) (2021)
for trumpet and orchestra
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