Jörg Widmann


"Beautiful Moments": On Musical Moments of the Past and Present

Lecture with Musical Examples at the Piano (in German)

In an 1965 essay, philosopher Theodor Adorno astutely commented on the fascination of "beautiful moments" in music. Composer and clarinetist Jörg Widmann takes his cue from Adorno’s observations: In a lecture illustrated with musical examples at the piano, he will examine the very fabric of music, its character and essence.

Jörg Widmann holds the Edward-Said-Chair, founded by the Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach-Foundation.