Personalities | Heinz Holliger | Contemporary | Classical
(Hints Ho’-lig’-âr) b. 1939
Swiss composer and oboist
Holliger’s work is characterized by a constant striving to push the boundaries of the expressive possibilities offered by all instruments. His scores often contain detailed instructions with regard to embouchure and breathing, finger pressure, placing of the bow etc. His interest in extreme situations and states of being is evident also in his choice of texts from writers such as Georg Trakl, Samuel Beckett and, above all, Friedrich Hölderlin: the Scardanelli cycle is based on poems dating from Hölderlin’s final years of mental instability. As an oboist Holliger has had many works composed for him by, among others, Berio, Henze, Lutosławski and Stockhausen.
Scardanelli-Zyklus, Aurèle Nicolet, London Voices, Ensemble Modern (cond) Heinz Holliger (ECM)
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