Date: 2021-02-10 00:21
A legend, who has done an amazing amount to further oboe music, both earlier music and contemporary. Like many others, I did not always care for his sound, but for virtuosity and musicianship, he has few equals. There are recordings though, where his sound is ravishing. I admire the fact that he can still play to such a high standard at his age. The oboe world owes Mr Holliger an enormous debt, not just for his performances, but in exploring largely forgotten repertoire, writing and commissioning new music, and in his teaching.