Celebrated composer Jörg Widmann features in this audio stream, playing clarinet and delivering a murderously difficult piece for his violinist sister Carolin to play. She proves up to the task.
Jörg and Carolin Widmann are joined here by Dénes Várjon, a pianist from Hungary. Old music and new, performed at the Beethoven House chamber music hall in Bonn. And if you've ever wondered how far virtuosity can go, listen into Widmann's violin etudes, especially the third one.
Suite from L’histoire du soldat (A Soldier's History)
Three fantasy pieces for clarinet and piano, op. 73
Etudes Nos. 1 to 3 for solo violin
Five fragments for clarinet and piano
Sonata No. 1 in A Minor for violin and piano, op. 105
Contrasts for violin, clarinet and piano, Sz 111
with Carolin Widmann, violin
Jörg Widmann, clarinet
Dénes Várjon, piano
Recorded by Deutsche Welle, Bonn (DW) in the Beethoven House, Bonn on September 21, 2015