On 21 May, Heinz Holliger turns 80! The anti-convention Swiss artist has become known throughout the world as a star oboist of music from all epochs and as a radical composer of conceptual musical works. In recent decades, he has regularly conducted orchestras and, as a composer, has developed a musical language which – in a still uncompromising manner – finds a wide audience as it knows how to build tonally convincing bridges between the traditional understanding of music and current modern music.
Heinz Holliger at WERGO:
Choral Utopia (WER 73332)
Frank Michael Beyer: Trio for oboe, viola and harp (CD: WER 66212)