Berliner Philharmoniker premiere Widmann's 'Tanz auf dem Vulkan'

Berliner Philharmoniker premiere Widmann’s Tanz auf dem Vulkan’


Jörg Widmann

Over the past few years, I have been closely involved with the Berliner Philharmoniker in an intense musical partnership and was therefore only too pleased to fulfil their request to compose a short farewell piece for Sir Simon. My composition has evolved into an insistently explosive work. The job description for a chief conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic is these four words, in my opinion very aptly described: Dance on the volcano.”