Widmann: Viola Concerto (CD)

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Artist:
Antoine Tamestit, Signum Quartett, Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Daniel Harding

The brainchild of Antoine Tamestit, this recording stems from a long-standing collaboration with his recital partner, Jörg Widmann. Over the course of his new viola concerto, Widmann the composer lets his soloist move freely about the stage, producing fresh orchestral colours within a novel structure: combining humour with earnestness, ferocity with delicacy, Widmann’s unfailing sense of theatre serves to highlight the work’s haunting beauty. Whether embedded in the orchestral fabric or exploring the more intimate pieces on this programme, the violist comes out a hero, hands down!

Performers: Marc Bouchkov (violin), Bruno Philippe (cello), Antoine Tamestit (viola), Symphonieorchester der Bayerischen Rundfunks, Daniel Harding (conductor), Signum Quartett

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Reviews:

BBC Music Magazine

5 Stars

"This is a wonderfully rich and rewarding concerto, packed with inventive orchestral detail. Widmann seems to move between different worlds ion the five interlinked movements, and the slower passages yield particularly haunting music…From Tamestit’s searing playing, to the tight rapport with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Daniel Harding, this is an impressive premiere recording."

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Tracklisting:

JÖRG WIDMANN (b. 1973) 

Viola Concerto (2015) 
1. Pizzicato, Molto rubato - Più mosso 
2. Sehr langsam - Calmo 
3. Poco vivo subito 
4. Toccata, Presto 
5. Aria, Molto Adagio 

24 Duos (selection)
for violin and violoncello (arr. with viola by Antoine Tamestit) 
6. No. 9 Calmo 
7. No. 14 Capriccio 
8. No. 15 Canto 
9. No. 16 Petit ballet mécanique (Pas de deux) 
10. No. 12 Kanon-Fragment 
11. No. 5 Frage 
12. No. 6 Scherzando (un poco sostenuto) 
13. No. 21 Valse bavaroise 
14. No. 22 Lamento 

Jagdquartett / Hunting Quartet / Quatuor de la chasse
String Quartet no. 3 
15. Allegro vivace assai