Jörg Widmann


Cuarteto Quiroga

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Paul Rhys



James Joyce

Selected Texts

Reading in English

Peter Eötvös

Joyce for Clarinet and String Quartet

Peter Eötvös

Joyce for Solo Clarinet

World Premiere

Carl Maria von Weber

Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major Op. 34

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

The literary oeuvre of James Joyce—and his monumental novel Ulysses in particular—inspired Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös in the creation of two closely connected works. Joyce for clarinet and string quartet had its world premiere a few months ago in Madrid performed by Jörg Widmann and the Cuarteto Quiroga. At the Pierre Boulez Saal, Widmann now presents the companion piece for solo clarinet. In addition to excerpts from Joyce’s works, read by the Welsh actor Paul Rhys, the program also includes Carl Maria von Weber’s famous Clarinet Quintet.