Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer conductor
Heinz Holliger oboe
Alice Belugou harp
Fränggi & Maria Gehrig special guests
In 1970, Frank Martin – then aged 80 – wrote his Trois danses for oboe, harp, string quintet and string orchestra. He dedicated this work to Ursula and Heinz Holliger, who had commissioned it and who also gave its first performance. Now, just over 50 years later, the harpist Alice Belugou and the Swiss Orchestra under the baton of Lena-Lisa Wüstendörfer are performing these three dances in Andermatt. And once again, the oboe part will be played by Heinz Holliger – one of the most brilliant, versatile, best-known figures on the Swiss music scene. These dances are highly rhythmic in character and offer the oboe ample scope for a bravura performance. Martin explores the multifarious sonic possibilities of the oboe and unfurls an exciting dialogue between the different instrumental groups.