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New Version of Jörg Widmann’s Choralquartett Arranged for Chamber Orchestra and World Premiere of String Quartet No. 7

Jan. 01, 2020

New Version of Jörg Widmann’s <em>Choralquartett</em> Arranged for Chamber Orchestra and World Premiere of <em>String Quartet No. 7</em>

On January 31, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, led by Mitsuko Uchida, will give the first performance of a new version of Jörg Widmann’s Choralquartett, arranged for chamber orchestra, at the Fundación Baluarte’s Sala Principal. Scored for flute, oboe, bassoon, celesta (ad lib.) and string orchestra, this new version of the Choralquartett for chamber orchestra was commissioned by Konzerthaus Dortmund, KölnMusik, and Carnegie Hall. 

The Artemis Quartet will give the premiere performance of Jörg Widmann’s String Quartet No. 7 on January 15 at the Philharmonie in Cologne. The composer describes his new work:

“My String Quartet No. 7– the second of my ‘Beethoven studies’ – is the first of my quartets to possess a two-movement structure. The density of texture is additionally enhanced, meaning that the opening Grave is internally so jaggedly animated that it is never quite clear whether it is perhaps an Allegro movement after all. The second movement is a mirror image of the first: it begins with a playful pizzicato Allegro – initially tentative attempts towards a calm, chorale-like cantabile are repeatedly rebuffed by new fast elements. Ultimately, a melodious hymn exhalting in the greatest heights succeeds in establishing itself.”


Listen to Jörg's Widmann's first Violin Concerto (2007) here:

(Violin Concerto/Jörg Widmann/Bamberger Symphoniker/Jonathan Nott, conductor/
Alina Pogostkina, violin)


To learn more about Jörg Widmann, visit: schott-music.com.

Jörg Widmann
Choralquartett (2003, rev. 2019)
version for flute, oboe, bassoon, celesta (ad lib), and string orchestra
16'

String Quartet No. 7 (2020)
20'

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