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Composer: Holliger, Heinz (b. 1939)

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Year of birth1939
Period20th century
September 2019
Evening performance
Matinee performance
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BonnImages of the night

Images of the night
Lachenmann, Schumann, Holliger, Bartók, Hosokawa, Sørensen
Tomoki Kitamura, Piano

BonnBeethoven - with interludes

Beethoven - with interludes
Beethoven, Webern, Nono, Holliger
Walter Nussbaum; Schola Heidelberg; Ensemble Aisthesis

AmsterdamIsabelle Faust solo: from Biber to Benjamin

© Simon van Boxtel
Rochberg, Guillemain, Holliger, Pisendel, Benjamin, Biber
Isabelle Faust, Violin

New York CityBasel Chamber Orchestra & Piotr Anderszewski, piano

Poulenc, Mozart, Holliger, Satie
Basel Chamber Orchestra; Piotr Anderszewski
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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.
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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

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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