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This Pick of the Week features Irish Chamber Orchestra. Known for mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from DJs to dance companies, the Irish Chamber Orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra does. Highlights include American soprano Claron McFadden’s performance of one of conductor/composer Jörg Widmann’s own compositions, and Widmann will perform as the clarinetist in a string orchestra version of Weber’s clarinet quintet.
String Symphony no. 8 in D major
Versuch über die Fuge
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Adagio und Fuge in C minor, K. 546
Clarinet Quintet in B-flat major, op. 34
The Library's Anne McLean talks with Jörg Widmann, clarinetist and conductor of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Known for mixing traditional repertoire with new commissions and collaborating with everyone from deejays to dance companies, the orchestra pushes the boundaries of what a chamber orchestra can do.