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Composer: Holliger, Heinz (b. 1939)

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Year of birth1939
NationalitySwitzerland
Period20th century
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GenevaClarinet competition - 1st round

Clarinet competition - 1st round
Schumann, Donatoni, Holliger, Jarrell, Mantovani, Widmann, Stockhausen, Denisov

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

BudapestBeethoven, Ligeti, Haydn, Holliger, Bartók

Beethoven, Ligeti, Haydn, Holliger, Bartók
Franz Liszt Academy of Music Budapest; Heinz Holliger; Csaba Klenyán; Rafael Rosenfeld; Reto Bieri; Gabriella Pivon

BudapestDoratí, Veress, Brahms, Holliger

Doratí, Veress, Brahms, Holliger
Heinz Holliger; Csaba Klenyán; György Lakatos; Roman Rabinovich
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Holliger’s new Lunea: pages from a poet’s Life

Christian Gerhaher (Lenau) © Paul Leclaire
Heinz Holliger’s Lunea, which recently premiered at the Zurich Opera House, is “not an opera”, or so the ground-breaking Swiss composer contends.
****1
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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