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Heinz Holliger, Erich Hobarth, Camerata Bern - JS Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekummernis (2011) [Official Digital Download]

Heinz Holliger, Erich Höbarth, Camerata Bern - JS Bach: Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis -
- Konzerte und Sinfonien für Oboe (2011)

FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time - 59:03 minutes | 635 MB
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A recording to delight all admirers of Bach and the baroque oboe and a wonderful account of Heinz Holliger’s interpretive genius as a player: for many, he is the world’s greatest oboist. Factor in the long-established relationship between the Camerata Bern and Holliger which permits a real group understanding, Erich Hobarth’s exemplary violin, and superb ECM sound and we have here a special event. Holliger has recorded prolifically for the New Series, but this is his first disc for the label since the 1997 “Zelenka” album to address core classical repertoire, and these very popular pieces will find a broad public response.
Kammerorchester Basel & Heinz Holliger - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kammerorchester Basel & Heinz Holliger - Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 4 & 6 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:52 minutes | 1.24 GB
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Der legendäre Schweizer Oboist, Komponist und Dirigent Heinz Holliger setzt seine Aufnahmen der Schubert-Sinfonien mit dem Kammerorchester Basel fort. Bereits Volume 1 und 2 dieser Zyklen wurden für die Interpretation und die ergänzenden, selten zu hörenden Instrumentalwerke hoch gelobt: "CD des Monats, 5 Sterne für Musik und Klang" in AUDIO; "Mit den ersten Akkorden entfaltet sich eine ungeheure Wucht. Hinreißend das Finale!" 5 Sterne in FONOFORUM; und das wichtigste englische Fachmagazin, Gramophone, schrieb: "lucky Schubert - and lucky us… one of the finest recordings!".
Oren Shevlin, Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. III (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/44.1]

Oren Shevlin, Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. III (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | Time - 52:55 minutes | 485 MB
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audite is delighted to present the third volume of the complete orchestral works by Robert Schumann. This series comprises all the symphonies (including both versions of the Fourth Symphony in D minor) as well as all the overtures and concertos. Featuring the Cello Concerto and the second version of the D minor Symphony, this CD presents two major works that Schumann composed and revised during his time as music director in Duesseldorf. In both works, the movements of the classical model merge into one another without interruption.
Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. II (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. II (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 66:45 minutes | 678 MB
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With this CD, audite is presenting the second volume of the complete recording of Robert Schumann's orchestral works. The series includes all the symphonies (with both versions of the Fourth) as well as all the overtures and concertos. The Second and Third Symphonies, according to the usual numbering, passed through contrasting histories of reception. Whereas the 'Rhenish' remained relatively popular, the C major Symphony was received by contemporaries as trend-setting, but receded into the background from the late nineteenth century onwards.
Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. I (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. I (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 72:00 minutes | 706 MB
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This CD launches a complete series of recordings of Robert Schumann's orchestral works, performed by the WDR Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Heinz Holliger. Holliger's performances draw on a lifetime study of Schumann's music, thought, personality and fate. His approach imparts lightness and lucidity to these opulent scores through a hierarchical balance of parts, delicately gradated dynamics, and invigorating tempos. The widespread image of this romantic composer as a weak orchestrator receives a refreshing and well-grounded correction. Volume 1 of the series presents the First Symphony in B-flat major (Op. 38), Overture, Scherzo and Finale (Op. 52) and the original 1841 version of the Fourth Symphony in D minor (Op. 120).
Kammerorchester Basel & Heinz Holliger - Schubert: Symphony in C Major, "The Great" (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Kammerorchester Basel & Heinz Holliger - Schubert: Symphony in C Major, "The Great" (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 70:57 minutes | 1.32 GB
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In February 2015 Heinz Holliger conducted a performance of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony with the Basel Chamber Orchestra. The result was so compelling that Holliger and the orchestra decided to record all the symphonies, together with a selection of Schubert’s operatic overtures. The project began in 2017 and is scheduled to end in 2019.
Heinz Holliger & György Kurtág - Zwiegespräche (2019) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Heinz Holliger & György Kurtág - Zwiegespräche (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:16 minutes | 1.22 GB
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Zwiegespräche is a meeting of spirits. “We compose the same way,” said György Kurtág to Heinz Holliger on hearing this recording, which emphasises works for oboe by these two major composers. Both of them reference the entire history of music in their pieces, both incorporate dedications and messages to friends and colleagues in the fabric of their work, and both draw upon literature as an inspirational source. Both, moreover, love the miniature as an expressive form; short pieces by Kurtág and Holliger are interwoven.
Heinz Holliger - Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4, Chamber Symphony No. 2 Op. 38 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Heinz Holliger - Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht Op. 4, Chamber Symphony No. 2 Op. 38 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 63:24 minutes | 1.01 GB
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For this release from Zig-Zag Territoires, Heinz Holliger leads the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne in two works of Arnold Schoenberg, the string orchestra version of Verkl?rte Nacht, and the Chamber Symphony No. 2, followed by Anton Webern's Langsamer Satz, also arranged for string orchestra. All three pieces are tonal, predating the development of atonality and the later twelve-tone system, with which these composers are most strongly associated.
Camerata Bern & Heinz Holliger - Graun / Krebs / Telemann: Oboe Concertos (2004/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camerata Bern & Heinz Holliger - Graun / Krebs / Telemann: Oboe Concertos (2004/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:48 minutes | 1.35 GB
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In its time, the high Baroque oboe concerto was the ne plus ultra of the virtuoso, the sin qua non of the soulful, and the denier cri of the tuneful. But times change and for all but the most epicurean of the cognoscenti, the oboe concertos of Johann Gottlieb Graun, Johann Ludwig Krebs, and Georg Philipp Telemann are at best terra incognito and at worst nearly persona non grata. In his day, Heinz Holliger was the crème de la crème of oboe virtuosity, the apex, the acme, and the essence of the metaphysical quintessence of oboe virtuosity. So great was Holliger's celebrity that, after he had finished recording the oboe concertos of Mozart, Bach, and Strauss, he was allowed to record the oboe concertos of Graun, Krebs, and Telemann.
Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. VI (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. VI (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:56 minutes | 750 MB
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Concluding audite's Schumann edition, this CD combines the first symphony with the late overtures, whose compactness displays the composer's symphonic mastery. The overtures, all written after 1847, represent an essential complement to the symphonies: seen in relation to the symphonies, they take a similar position as do the Konzertstücke relative to the concertos. Schumann conceived them partly as preludes to operas, oratorios or incidental works, partly as independent pieces. On the one hand, they were intended to provide ""an image of the whole""; on the other, their purpose was to introduce, leading into the drama.