This violist just started plain yelling in the middle of a concerto – and it was terrifying
25 February 2019, 17:31 | Updated: 25 February 2019, 17:38
This insane viola concerto requires its soloist to literally start screaming halfway through a movement.
Jörg Widmann, a German conductor, clarinettist and quite frankly one of the most intriguing composers of our time, has written a completely mad piece of music: his Viola Concerto.
The concerto, which also calls for a whisky glass for the pianist, requires its soloist to enter into a full-on bout of screaming.
Widmann wrote his concerto in 2015 for the brilliant French violist Antoine Tamestit, who performs it with great panache alongside the Frankfurt Radio Symphony, conducted by Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Click here for a glimpse at the terrifying sheet music.