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Heinz Holliger


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

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

He has become one of the world’s most celebrated oboists, and numerous works have been written for him. He began teaching at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany in 1966.

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  • innercities

    I love the allusions, illusions of human voices in the second string quartet

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Jhaidinszaev

    he also has a really nice smile

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Jhaidinszaev

    his string quartet no. 1 is possibly my favourite 20th century composition for that combination of instruments

    31 Mar 2014 Reply
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  • insomniacme

    his own compositions have surpassed alot of those he has merely performed

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • rm508

    Much less messy, btw, if folks tagged pieces by their composer and not their conductor or soloist.

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • rm508

    Try his own compositions.

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • Qimen

    Heinz Holliger is the most wonderful hautboist of the 20th century ! Though, I don't know him at all as a conductor... He sometimes gives conferences at the CNSM (Paris), but I never could go and listen to him ;_;

    7 Jun 2008 Reply
  • stampit

    O wow..

    4 Jun 2007 Reply

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