Holliger & Kurtag - Zwiegesprache (Dialogues) | ECM New Series 4818265

Holliger & Kurtag - Zwiegesprache (Dialogues)

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Label: ECM New Series

Cat No: 4818265

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 7th June 2019



Released to mark Heinz Holliger’s 80th birthday (on 21 May), this recording Zwiegespräche – “Dialogues” – is the perfect embodiment of his dual artistry as performer and composer.

Zwiegespräche begins with the intensely moving sound of Heinz Holliger’s oboe calling out into the wild, in a piece written for him by his longstanding friend György Kurtág. Then comes a response composed by him, played on cor anglais by his pupil Marie-Lise Schüpbach. From here the conversation develops, of two composers who, from their solitary positions, strive to make contact with one another – and with us. The many pieces are, as is typical for both composers, short. Six-and-a-half minutes here is an epic, and many of the messages are over in under a minute. Such dimensions invite us to listen closely, to every turning nuance, and our attention is rewarded, by music-making that is at once emphatic and fine-grained.
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