Jörg Widmann On Playing Clarinet and His Musical Influences


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Most musicians make a career playing just one instrument, but Jörg Widmann is making his reputation as a virtuoso clarinetist AND a composer. Mr. Widmann is the featured guest artist and composer on three nights of chamber music at 92Y with his friends Christian Tetzlaff, Tanja Tetzlaff, Alexander Lonquich and Cristina Barbuti. The repertoire represents Mr. Widmann’s wide range of interests and influences, from Mozart to Bartok and Messiaen, and of course, his own compositions.

In this clip, Jörg Widmann talks playing the clarinet and answers the questions, “How did you become a composer?” and “Who are your heroes and influences?”

Watch part 1.