Date: 2021-03-07 12:03
It is simple, Holliger at 81 is able to play with the same energy and singing quality as he were a teenager while american oboe playing sounds old, flat and bland no matter the age of the player. Keep on counting numbers for phrasing...
At the end, Holliger technique proved to be the right pad, allows him to be still playing and making music at 81 while others, at 61 or younger, are not able to make a single C major scale in tune.
Music rules, music is life, Holliger is plenty of both. Doesn't matter if you like or not the voice, the message the voice spread is wonderful.