Music: Heinz Hollinger - Violin Concerto. - Violinkonzert - Hommage à Louis Soutter, Élève d'Eugène Ysaye: I. Deuil" de Heinz Holliger & Thomas Zehetmair - 5 Vids - Links

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Heinz Holliger

Heinz Holliger - Violin Concerto

 Review by Blair Sanderson 

Depending on one's tolerance for puzzles, Heinz Holliger's Violin Concerto is either a meaningful tribute to an obscure artist or an indecipherable jumble hidden behind layers of extraneous associations. Commissioned for the 75th anniversary of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the work is an homage to the erstwhile last chair of the OSR's second violins, Louis Soutter; and, perhaps secondarily, to his teacher, Eugene Ysaÿe. No matter that Soutter was fired by Ernest Ansermet, and afterwards lived in poverty as an outcast. He was, more importantly, a visionary painter, a prophet of doom on the eve of World War II, and quite likely the most fascinating figure Heinz Holliger never met. Yet the tangled connections Holliger draws for his inspiration barely explain his concerto, which is best regarded as an abstract piece without all the fussy background. Granted, it plays off Ysaÿe's Sonata, Op. 27, and violinist Thomas Zehetmair helpfully provides that solo work as a prologue. But the concerto itself, performed astringently by Zehetmair and the SWR Sinfonieorchester, led by Holliger, is a confusing pileup of extra musical references, avant-garde histrionics, and doom-laden dirges, and Holliger's breathless liner notes do little to clarify his severe and uninviting music. ECM's recording covers a wide dynamic range, so a medium volume level is advised.



Heinz Holliger - Violin Concerto.

1st and 2nd movements.

"Violinkonzert - Hommage à Louis Soutter, Élève d'Eugène Ysaye: I. Deuil", de Heinz Holliger & Thomas Zehetmair

Part 1 of 3rd Movement

 Heinz Holliger - Klaus Huber und Heinz Holliger (Foto by Priska Ketterer - Lucerne Festival)

 Heinz Holliger (born 21 May 1939) is a Swiss oboist, composer and conductor.


Holliger was born in Langenthal, Switzerland, and began his musical education at the conservatories of Bern and Basel. He studied composition with Sándor Veress and Pierre Boulez. Holliger took first prize for oboe in the International Competition in Geneva in 1959.

He has become one of the world's most celebrated oboists, and many composers (including Olivier Messiaen, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, Frank Martin, Hans Werner Henze, Witold Lutosławski, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Krzysztof Penderecki, and Isang Yun) have written works for him. He began teaching at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Germany in 1966.

In 1972 Holliger, Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Klaus Thunemann (bassoon), and Christiane Jaccottet (continuo) et al. recorded the Six Trio Sonatas for Oboe and Bassoon by Jan Dismas Zelenka. This recording is credited for the "Zelenka Renaissance".

Holliger has also composed many works in a variety of media. Many of his works have been recorded for the ECM label.

Invited by Walter Fink, he was the 17th composer featured in the annual Komponistenporträt of the Rheingau Musik Festival in 2007 in chamber music and a symphonic concert that he conducted himself, including works of Claude Debussy and Robert Schumann along with his Lieder after Georg Trakl and Gesänge der Frühe on words of Schumann and Friedrich Hölderlin.

On the occasion of Paul Sacher's 70th birthday, Holliger was one of twelve composer-friends of his who were asked by Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich to write compositions for cello solo using his name spelt out in German names for musical notes on the theme (eS, A, C, H, E, Re); Holliger contributed a Chaconne for Violoncello Solo. The compositions were partially presented in Zurich on 2 May 1976. The whole "eSACHERe" project was (for the first time in complete performance) performed by Czech cellist František Brikcius in May 2011 in Prague.[1]


    Léonie Sonning Music Prize (1987; Denmark)
    Zurich Festival Prize (2007)[2]
    Ernst von Siemens Music Prize (1991)
    Rheingau Musikpreis (2008)

Selected works

    Sequenzen über Johannes I,32 (1962) for harp
    Siebengesang (1966–1967) for solo oboe, orchestra, voices and loudspeaker
    Streichquartett (1973) for string quartet
    Scardanelli-Zyklus (1975–1991) for solo flute, small orchestra, tape and mixed choir
    Come and Go / Va et vient / Kommen und Gehen (1976/1977), opera to a text by Samuel Beckett
    Not I (1978–1980) monodrama for soprano and tape
    Studie über Mehrklänge (1979) for oboe solo
    Lieder ohne Worte (1982–1994), two sets of works for violin and piano
    Gesänge der Frühe for choir, orchestra and tape, after Schumann and Hölderlin (1987)
    What Where (1988), chamber opera
    Alb-Chehr (1991) for speaker, singers and chamber ensemble
    Fünf Lieder für Altstimme und großes Orchester nach Gedichten von Georg Trakl (1992–2006)
    Violin Concerto Hommage à Louis Soutter (1993–1995)
    Schneewittchen (1998), opera based on a text by Robert Walser
    Puneigä ten songs with twelve players after Anna Maria Bacher's poems (2000/02)
    Ma'mounia for percussion solo and instrumental quintet (2002)
    Romancendres for cello and piano (2003)
    Induuchlen, four songs for counter-tenor and horn, for Klaus Huber (2004)
    Toronto-Exercises for flute (also alto flute), clarinet, violin, harp and marimbaphone (2005)

Complete in:

Part 2 of 3rd Movement

Heinz Holliger (Langenthal, 21 de mayo de 1939) es un virtuoso oboísta, compositor y director de orquesta suizo.

Después de sus primeros estudios en los conservatorios de Basilea y de Berna. Estudió oboe en el conservatorio nacional superior de música de París con Pierre Pierlot, así como composición con Pierre Boulez y Sándor Veress. Obtiene el primer premio del concurso internacional de Ginebra en 1959, luego el de Múnich dos años más Es uno de los oboístas más famosos, y numerosas obras han sido compuestas para él. Empezó como profesor en el Conservatorio de Música de Friburgo de Brisgovia, Alemania en 1966.

En 1972 Holliger, Maurice Bourgue (oboe), Klaus Thunemann (fagot), Christiane Jaccottet (bajo continuo) y otros grabaron las Seis Trio Sonatas para oboe y fagot de Jan Dismas Zelenka. Esta grabación supuso el renacimiento de este compositor.

En su faceta como compositor, Holliger es autor de varias obras en una amplia variedad de formatos.


    Premio Sonning (1987 Dinamarca)
    Zurich Festival Prize (2007)1

Selección de obras

    Sequenzen über Johannes I,32 (1962) para arpa.
    Siebengesang (1966–1967) para oboe solista, orquesta, voces y altavoz.
    Streichquartett (1973) para cuarteto de cuerdas.
    Scardanelli-Zyklus (1975-91) para flauta solista, pequeña orquesta, cinta magnetofónica y coro mixto.
    Come and Go / Va et vient / Kommen und Gehen / Va y viene (1976/77) ópera sobre un texto de Samuel Beckett.
    Not I (1978-1980) monodrama para soprano y cinta magnetofónica .
    Studie über Mehrklänge (1979) para oboe solo.
    Lieder ohne Worte (1982-1994) dos series de obras para violín y piano.
    Gesänge der Frühe(1987) para coro, orquesta y cinta magnetofónica, a partir de obras de Schumann y Hölderlin.
    What Where (1988) ópera de cámara.
    Alb-Chehr (1991) para recitador, cantantes y conjunto de cámara.
    Concierto para violín y orquesta (Hommage à Louis Soutter) (1993-95).
    Schneewittchen (Blancanieves) (1998) ópera sobre un texto de Robert Walser.2


    Integral de la obra para oboe de Albinoni con I Musici (sello Philips) y la Camerata Bern (sello DG)
    Integral de los conciertos para oboe de Lebrun (junto al de Mozart) (sello DG)
    Conciertos italianos con I Musici (sello Philips)
    Integral de los conciertos para oboe de Bach con la ASMF (sello Philips)
    Conciertos para oboe de Telemann con la ASMF (sello Philips)
    12 fantasias para oboe solo de Telemann (sello Denon)
    Sonatas en trío de Zelenka (sello ECM). Primera grabación de esta obra.[cita requerida]

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Part 1 of 4th Movement


Part 2 of 4th Movement

Music: Heinz Hollinger - Violin Concerto. - Violinkonzert - Hommage à Louis Soutter, Élève d'Eugène Ysaye: I. Deuil" de Heinz Holliger & Thomas Zehetmair - 5 Vids - Links

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