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Jörg Widmann (b.1973): Quartets for Strings / Minguet Quartett

Album Summary

>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Choral Quartet")
>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Hunting Quartet")
>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 4
>Widmann, Jörg : Attempt at the Fugue (String Quartet no 5 with soprano)
>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings (from the opera "Absences")
>Widmann, Jörg : 180 Beats per Minute, for string quartet & 2 cellos
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Notes & Reviews:

As a clarinetist, Jörg Widmann is respectful of musical traditions - but as a composer, he calls them into question in radical ways. In many of his pieces, traditional tonal elements encounter an arsenal of newly developed techniques and sounds. As a result, the relationship between the musical elements, whether historical or contemporary, is redefined. His five String Quartets, performed here by the Minguet Quartett, were written over an eight year period. They are independent pieces but can also be viewed as a large work in five movements.

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Recording information: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014).



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>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Ensemble: Minguet Quartett
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Choral Quartet")
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003-2006

>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Hunting Quartet")
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 4
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Widmann, Jörg : Attempt at the Fugue (String Quartet no 5 with soprano)
  • Performer: Claron McFadden (Soprano)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings (from the opera "Absences")
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Widmann, Jörg : 180 Beats per Minute, for string quartet & 2 cellos
  • Performers: Alexander Hülshoff (Cello); Andrei Simion (Cello)
  • Notes: Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (01/16/2014-01/19/2014); Deutschlandfunk Kammermusiksaal, Kammermusiksaal, Köln (04/24/2014-04/26/2014)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1993