Quintet for clarinet and strings
Swiss première, commissioned by LuganoMusica, Centro Nacional de Diffusion Musical Madrid, Wigmore Hall, Philharmonie Essen, Carnegie Hall New York, Strijkkwartet Biennale Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique Paris and Mozartwoche Salisburgo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A, K581
German composer and clarinettist Jörg Widmann is the protagonist of this January concert. The renowned musician has already been artist-in-residence in Dubai, Mainz and Bamberg, as well as the Rheingau Festival. Together with the famous Salzburg-based quartet lead by the Hagen Brothers (Lukas and Clemens play two Stradivarius instruments, sister Angelika a Maggi viola), Widmann will present two quintets: Mozart’s masterpiece K. 581 and the first Swiss performance of his own Clarinet quintet, commissioned by LuganoMusica along with other prestigious musical institutions: the Centro Nacional de Diffusion Musical di Madrid, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Philharmonie in Essen, the Carnegie Hall in New York, the Strijkkwartet Biennial in Amsterdam, the Cité de la Musique in Paris and the Mozartwoche in Salzburg.