2017.10.26 19.30

Grand Hall

Jörg Widmann, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Orchestra in the Centre

Jörg Widmann, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra

Con brio – concert overture
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in E-flat major
Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (‘Jupiter’)
Jörg Widmann (clarinet); Dénes Várjon (piano) Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra Conductor: Jörg Widmann

No-one disputes that Jörg Widmann belongs among the finest clarinettists in the world today. He has taken away the breath of Budapest audiences on numerous occasions both as soloist of concertos and working as a partner in chamber formations. As Widmann’s regular partner, Dénes Várjon has proved time and time again that if the gold standard of partnership is truly being in perfect harmony with each other, then every such work is revealed in extraordinary dimensions. In the wake of simply unforgettable Mozart, Schumann and Kurtág interpretations, this time they guarantee wonderment with the performance of a Mendelssohn sonata, and not only because they are playing a piece written by the genius when he was just 15. Over the past few decades Widmann has enhanced his composer’s oeuvre with unequalled vigour and apparently inexhaustible invention, so that today he ranks not only among the elite of clarinettists but he has also won himself a leading position as a top composer. It does not take much prescience to recognize that if Widmann is frequently seen on the concert podium not only conducting his own works by also those representing the peak of the orchestral repertoire, then we are eye and ear witnesses to the evolution of a significant conducting career. Let’s not be in any doubt, moreover, that he will conduct the Mendelssohn piano concerto in the spirit of perfect harmony. This work is fully matured for the discovery within it of quite exceptional dimensions. For this appearance, these two exceptional musicians are accompanied by the distinguished Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra.

Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre

Tickets: HUF 2 900, 4 100, 5 200, 6 500