[...] BOULEZ ENSEMBLE & JÖRG WIDMANN - Pierre Boulez Saal

Artists

Boulez Ensemble
Jörg Widmann

Clarinet

Program

Franz Schubert

Octet in F Major D 803

Jörg Widmann

Octet

Approximate running time: 1h 45m without intermission

Composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann joins the Boulez Ensemble for a performance of his Octet, written in 2004. The score, which takes its cue from Schubert’s celebrated 1824 Octet, one of his late masterpieces, features the same combination of instruments, continuing a tradition and dialogue that has inspired similar works by a variety of composers over the last two centuries.