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Sonata (in)solit(air)e (Flute Alone)

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Composer: Holliger, Heinz

Sonata (in)solit(air)e (Flute Alone) by Heinz Holliger (b. 1939), Published by Schott, Includes performance score only, 24 pages. Written in 1996, Duration: 18'.

World premiere: January 28, 1996 Oberwil (CH) Concert for the 70th birthday of Aurèle Nicolet · Aurèle Nicolet, Philippe Racine, Felix Renggli, flute (world premiere of No. I-IX and No. XII)

July 28, 1997 Tokyo (J) · Aurèle Nicolet and Felix Renggli, Flute (First Complete Performance (I-XII))

October 28, 2000 Genève, Conservatoire (CH) · Emanuel Pahud, flute (world premiere of "Petit Air pour flûte solitaire")

This gently ironic and teasing work is also an extremely virtuosic hommage to his colleague and friend Aurèle Nicolet by the famous oboist Holliger. A compendium of contemporary avant-garde playing techniques in a suite in 12 movements.

 

I CLÔTURE OUVERTE (avec Fugue sans fougue)
II ALLEMANDE (al)lémanique
III COURANTE peu courante, mais trop courrante
IV LA BANDE DE SARA
V BOURRÉE bourrée de solitude (d'après "Le marteau du centimètre")
VI BADINES! – RIES!
VII LA POLONIAISE
VIII MENU ET GIGOT
IX LA MUSE ET LA MUSETTE D'OBERWIL
X NICOTIN ET NICOTINE Danse gauloise en forme de pas de bleu(e)
XI L'IRRÉEL AU RÉEL
XII PASSACANAILLE
Anhang/Appendix: Petit air pour flûte solitaire  

I CLOSURE OPEN (with Fugue without fervor)
II GERMAN (al) Lake Geneva
III CURRENT uncommon, but too current
IV THE SARA BAND
V BOURRÉE stuffed with loneliness (after "The hammer of the centimeter")
VI BADINES! - RIES!
VII THE POLISH
VIII MENU AND GIGOT
IX THE MUSEUM AND THE OBERWIL MUSETTE
X NICOTIN AND NICOTINE Gaulish dance in the shape of blue steps
XI THE IRREAL TO THE REAL
XII PASSACANAILLE
Appendix: Small air for solo flute