First collaboration of Zig-Zag Territoires with the great conductor, composer and oboist Heinz Holliger, and with the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, this album brings together pivotal works of the two Viennese composers, works written prior to abandoning tonality and still strongly linked to what went before but already offering glimpses of what the atonal adventure would be. Heinz Holliger is a very great master for whom many composers have written. Also boasting a rich catalogue as a composer, he has played and conducted all over the world.
With this very fine album, he gives us particularly moving, committed interpretations of works that are sometimes enclosed in useless carapaces, backed up in that by a Lausanne Chamber Orchestra at the top of its form.
"... Holliger proves himself an able conductor, and the Chamber Orchestra of Lausanne is a well-established, seasoned ensemble that reponds well to his direction. The music is beautiful, and the recording is nicely engineered..."
Jerry Dubins - Fanfare - May/June 2014