String Quartet No. 8 (Study on Beethoven III) (World Premiere)
by Juilliard String Quartet on October 26, 2022
“One of the most performed orchestral works written this century is a piece by Jörg Widmann. Commissioned by Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and given its premiere in 2008, “Con Brio” has had over 200 performances.”
“Mr. Widmann holds a rare position among composers of his generation. His music is performed by conductors and soloists who are committed to new music, as well as by those who are less so.”
‘ “With Jörg’s pieces I’ve noticed that there’s always this wonderful architecture, in a way in an almost classical form,” –Anne-Sophie ’
— excerpts from the New York Times profile of Jörg Widmann
Commissioned by The Juilliard String Quartet, Juilliard School of Music and The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, sponsored by Walter Swap, with commissioning partners Green Music Center at Sonoma State University, Meany Center for the Performing Arts, Chamber Music Society in Napa Valley, and Royal Concertgebouw.
Sponsored by: Walter Swap