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This April, Dr. Arie-Gaifman (Director, 92nd Street Y Tisch Center for the Arts) invites violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Alexander Lonquich to collaborate on Contrasts, a series which studies the work of Jörg Widmann, one of today’s most distinguished and sought-after composers, in juxtaposition with Mozart’s universally recognized musical genius.

Jörg Widmann makes his 92Y debut as both clarinetist and composer, as do pianist Cristina Barbuti and cellist Tanja Tetzlaff. The different instrumentation of each work within the series creates three widely varied programs, all while keeping a tight focus on a select number of composers. Works by Bartók and Messiaen add an additional contrasting dimension to engage audiences’ intellectual curiosity.

Christian Tetzlaff, violin
Jörg Widmann, clarinet, composer
Alexander Lonquich, piano
Tanja Tetzlaff, cello
Cristina Barbuti, piano

Contrasts #1- Tues, April 16 7:30 pm
Widmann: 24 Duos for Violin and Cello, Book 1
Mozart: Sonata for Piano Four Hands in F major, K. 497
Mozart: Piano Trio in E major, K. 542
Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano

Contrasts #2- Thurs, April 18 7:30 pm
Mozart: Fantasia for Piano in C minor, K. 475
Widmann: 24 Duos for Violin and Cello, Book II
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major, K. 379
Mozart: Variations for Piano Four Hands in G major, K. 501
Widmann: Nachtstück for Clarinet, Cello and Piano
Mozart: Trio for Clarinet, Viola and Piano in E-flat major , K. 498, “Kegelstatt”

Contrasts #3- Sat, April 20 8:00 pm
Mozart: Piano Trio in B-flat major, K. 502
Widmann: Fantasie for Solo Clarinet
Mozart: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, K. 526
Messiaen: Quartet for the End of Time for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano