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JÖRG WIDMANN Principal Guest Conductor/Clarinet


Rossini Introduction, Theme & Variations
Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 2 in D
Widmann Ad absurdum Konzertstück for Trumpet & Orchestra
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 Italian

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Jörg Widmann continues his journey through the cosmos of Mendelssohn’s symphonies. The prodigious Mendelssohn wrote his set of twelve lost ‘Sinfonias’, or symphonies over two years – aged fourteen, and was greatly influenced by Bach, Beethoven and Mozart. Later, while living in Italy, he conceived his Italian Symphony which depicts the southern nature, the atmosphere and the Italian psyche. Rossini’s Introduction, Theme & Variations is a brilliant work for solo clarinet and orchestra and one of his rare works for instruments. In between, the ICO showcases the composer Jörg Widmann’s Ad absurdum. Widmann sets himself the task of testing trumpeter Sergei Nakariakov to his virtuosic limit. Described as the “Paganini of the trumpet”, Nakariakov was the obvious choice for Jörg Widmann’s masterful Ad Absurdum, which is almost impossible to perform. The theme of the work is the absurdity versus virtuosity encapsulating the soloist in a ‘home-made’ cage – ad absurdum.

Concert Dates

  • 20:00, Thursday, April 11, 2013

    UCH Limerick

    Tickets no longer available

  • 1365883200
  • 20:00, Saturday, April 13, 2013

    RDS Concert Hall Dublin

    Tickets no longer available


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