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Jörg Widmann

Clarinet

Program

Henry Purcell

Chaconne in G minor Z 730

Arrangement for String Quartet by Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten

String Quartet No. 2 in C major Op. 36

Jörg Widmann

Clarinet Quintet

Approximate running time: 1h 30m without intermission

Two seasons ago, the Heath Quartet presented Jörg Widmann’s complete string quartets at the Pierre Boulez Saal. Now the four British musicians return to perform his 2017 Clarinet Quintet—with the composer himself taking on the clarinet part. The program opens with Benjamin Britten’s Second String Quartet and his famous arrangement of Purcell’s G-minor Chaconne.

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