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Composer: Holliger, Heinz (b. 1939)

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ZürichLuneaNew Production

Lunea
Holliger: Lunea
Heinz Holliger; Andreas Homoki; Zurich Opera; Frank Philipp Schlössmann; Klaus Bruns; Christian Gerhaher; Juliane Banse

LondonEnsemble intercontemporain

Birtwistle, Carter, Holliger, Cage, Ubaldini
Jens McManama; Soloists from the Ensemble Intercontemporain; Sophie Cherrier; Jérôme Comte; Didier Pateau

LuganoOSI in Auditorio - Holliger Play&Conduct

Mozart, Holliger, Lutosławski, Schubert
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Heinz Holliger; Andreas Mildner

LucerneThe Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Heinz Holliger in Lucerne

Schoenberg, Beethoven, Kurtág, Holliger
Chamber Orchestra of Europe; Heinz Holliger; Sir András Schiff; Miklós Perényi
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Revelatory and uncompromising at Ultraschall Festival

Heinz Holliger © Daniel Vass
Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s music was the starting point for this year’s Ultraschall Festival, marking what would have been his 100th birthday.
****1
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Swish playing from a Swiss orchestra

Heinz Holliger © Priska Ketterer
Heinz Holliger conducted a fine interpretation of Schubert's Ninth, but it was Stephen Hough's performance of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 that really made the evening.
****1
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Sol Gabetta a stylish soloist with the Basel CO

Sol Gabetta © Uwe Arens
The final stop on the Basel Chamber Orchestra's Australian tour at the Sydney Opera House saw Sol Gabetta in fine fettle as soloist in Cello Concertos by Saint-Saëns and the Latvian Vasks.
***11
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NYC Biennial - Boulez

Pablo Heras-Casado © Felix Broede
The four pieces – all U.S. premières – created a portrait of Boulez minus Boulez, reminding me of a middle school art exercise in which we were asked to draw an egg without any white crayons.
****1
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Ensemble Amorpha presents a program of new Swiss works at Kings Place

The current state of contemporary classical composition is a bit muddled. There are a wide variety of styles and approaches out there, and no consensus on where the cutting edge is to be found. Ensembles dedicated to performing new music must find a way to make sense of it all.
***11
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