Jörg Widmann, Tabea Zimmermann & Dénes VárjonOnce upon a time...
Jörg Widmann, clarinet
Tabea Zimmermann, viola
Dénes Várjon, piano
Märchenerzählungen, op. 132
Fantasiestücke, op. 73
Es war einmal (Fünf Stücke im Marchenton)
Märchenbilder, op. 113
Trio for clarinet in Mi b major, KV 498, “Kegelstatt”
The trio comprising Jörg Widmann, Tabea Zimmermann and Dénes Várjon presents its latest project: Once Upon a Time ... at the Palau de la Música Catalana.
Like many other composers of the Romantic period, Robert Schumann found in fantasy a source of inspiration, and Märchendbilder and Märchenerzählungen are symbolic representations by the composer of the classic fairy tales. Jörg Widmann, performer and composer, brings his contemporary vision to this subject with the work Es war einmal (Fünf Stücke im Marchenton).
This program also includes the clarinet Trio in E flat major, KV 498, “Kegelstatt” by Mozart, which made him the first composer to write a work for clarinet, piano and violin, a combination of unusual instruments at that time.
On Widmann’s album, the press has written:
“An irresistible collection of music depicting fairy stories ... Widmann’s spiky, delicate, musical ghost tales, in this world premiere recording, make a mysterious, unsettling contrast [to the Schumann]. Ideal fireside listening, beautifully packaged.”—The observer
“The first movement of Widmann’s piece has fragments in Schumannesque style floating in and out of focus… It’s an altogether impressive work, and Widmann is joined in this premiere recording by..." - BBC Music Magazine