4 Japanische Gedichte (1957/58) (Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp)
4 Japanische Gedichte (1957/58) (Soprano, Flute, Viola and Harp) by Heinz Holliger (b. 1939), published by Schott, includes performance score only. Written in 1957/1958.
I - Ransetsu: Vollmond (Full Moon)
II - Basho: Blühendes Gras (Flowering Grass)
III - Unbekannter Dichter: Langsam lässt sie das Kleid (Unknown Poet: Slowly she leaves the dress)
IV - Buson: Auf der Wölbung (On the Vault)
Premiere: August 29, 1998 Lucerne, Lukeskirche (CH) International Music Festival Lucerne 1998 · Sylvia Nopper, Sopran; Felix Renggli, flute; Ruth Killius, Viola; Ursula Holliger, Harp
Trained as an oboist and composer, Heinz Holliger has achieved a level of success in music few can match. As a performer and oboist, Holliger has toured the world and many other notable composers - including Hans Werner Henze, Krzysztof Penderecki, György Ligeti, Elliott Carter, Witold Lutoslawski, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Luciano Berio - have dedicated pieces to him.