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Jörg Widmann

A new song cycle by Jörg Widmann, Das heiße Herz, receives its world premiere

19 October 2013

Jörg Widmann’s new song cycle, Das heiße Herz, receives its world premiere at the Wiener Konzerthaus on 23 October, performed by one of the world’s leading lieder interpreters, baritone Christian Gerhaher, and pianist Gerold Huber.

Inspired by Schumann’s Dichterliebe, Widmann uses texts from Klabund, Brentano, Peter Härtling and from Des Knaben Wunderhorn in the cycle.

Following the world premiere, subsequent performances are scheduled by the work’s other three co-commissioners – at the Philharmonie Luxembourg on 25 October, London’s Wigmore Hall on 28 October and at Alte Oper Frankfurt on 30 October.

Wiener Konzerthaus

Philharmonie Luxembourg

Wigmore Hall

Alte Oper, Frankfurt