The Pittsburgh Press from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on March 16, 1989 · Page 27
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, March 16, 1989
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Thursday, March 16, 1989 The Pittsburgh Press B3 Holliger to debut Soviet oboe work By Carl Apone The Pittsburgh Press Swiss oboist-composer-conductor Heinz Holliger, 50, has the reputation of being a no-nonsense, workaholic perfectionist. He doesn't hesitate to give instructions to an orchestra if he thinks the conductor isn't doing his job. In a phone interview from New York, he followed a similar no-nonsense pattern and didn't hesitate to say he was being asked the wrong questions. He considered questions about his early musical training and family influence on his career to be "social questions I have answered a hundred times." Then, Holliger, who will appear as soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony this weekend at Heinz Hall, got to the point on topics he would discuss. One of the topics was Russian composer Edison Denisov, whose Oboe Concerto, in its American premiere, will be presented here by Holliger. "Denisov has been a friend since 1969. He wrote a piece for Oboe, Harp and String Trio for my wife (harpist Ursula Hanggi) and me and was there in Zagreb for the world premiere. He was really Russia's first avant-garde composer in the 1960s. The real breakthrough for him came when (conductor) Pierre Boulez introduced his cantata in Darmstadt." Denisov became famous outside Russia, but at the Moscow Conservatory in the late '60s and early 70s "he was not allowed to teach compo- f ; Heinz Holliger An authoritative air sition, but was allowed to teach other musical subjects. But Denisov established a center for young composers where he distributed tapes and that, is how many got to know Western music. Leonard Bernstein also made a recording of one of his pieces, 'Crescendo, Diminuendo, and that helped him a lot. Now he has no problems at the Moscow Conservatory." Holliger described the Denisov concerto he will play here as very lyrical. "My piece has really very colorful orchestration, and the oboe is uninterrupted and ornamental from be- Heinz Holliger, oboist, Pittsburgh Symphony Conductor Dimitri Kitaienko. Where: Heinz Hall. When: 8:30 p.m. tomorrow, 8 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $11.50 to $30; 392-4900. ginning to end. Most of it is quite slow with a little of the Rimsky-Korsakov influence. "Denisov was thought of as extremely violent in the 1960s. This piece is a little nostalgic, but with nothing of the commercial or neo-Romantic ideas. The last movement includes Russian church songs. His music owes much to Boulez, Scriabin and Debussy." A highly regarded composer, Hol-liger's works include opera, symphony and chamber music. He devotes half of his time to playing and composing, and has about 90 solo dates and 30 conducting dates annually. When he began to solo, there were few pieces available for the oboe so he commissioned some 80 works. "Now they are a normal part of the repertoire at conservatories. They are considered household pieces." He has never worked with Soviet conductor Dimitri Kitaienko, but considers him "one of the young conductors open to more advanced compositions." (Carl Apone is The Pittsburgh Press music editor.) Con Spirito Quintet closes season The Con Spirito Woodwind Quintet will present its final concert of the season, "Animal Crackers," at 8. p.m. Sunday in the Duquesne University music school. The program will feature music inspired by animals, including "Peter and the Wolf" and "Flight of the Bumble Bee." Tickets will be sold at the door. GOOD AS GOULD The Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra will present the music of Morton Gould in a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Andrew Carnegie Free Library, Carnegie. The program will include Gould's "Fall River Legend" and "Interplay for Piano and Orchestra," as well as Brahms' Symphony No. 1. RECORDER SOCIETY - The Pittsburgh Baroque Quartet will present a program for the American Recorder Society at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the Frick Fine Arts auditorium on the Pitt campus. EDGEWOOD PROGRAM - The Edgewood Symphony and the Heinz Chapel Choir, William Burkhart directing, will present a concert at the Edgewood Elementary School at 8 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be on sale at the door. CHORAL CONCERT - The Shadyside Chancel Choir, soloists and the Benedum Orchestra will present a free choral concert featuring works by Mozart and Handel at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Shadyside Presbyterian Church. J. David Hart will conduct. WESTMINSTER COLLEGE - The Budapest Symphony will present a concert at Orr auditorium" at Westminster College at 8:15 p.m. Saturday. The concert is part of the college's Celebrity Series. MUSIC NOTES HANDEL'S "MESSIAH" - The Woodland Hills Choir and soloists, directed by Thorn Douglas, will present Handel's "Messiah" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Madonna Del Castello Church, Swissvale. Douglas is conducting assistant of the Mendelssohn Choir and minister of music at Covenant Church. A $4 donation is requested. ALL THAT JAZZ Among jazz offerings this weekend: Guitarist Gene Bertoncini and bassist Michael Moore, who have worked as a duo for more than 15 years, will play at 8 p.m. tomorrow and Saturday at the Meadville Council on the Arts, Market Square, Meadville, Crawford County. Bertoncini has performed with Buddy Rich, Tony Bennett, Burt Bacharach, Lena Home and Benny Goodman and taught at the Eastman School of Music since 1974. Since giving up professional baseball for music, Moore has worked with Goodman, Marian McPartland, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims and Bill Evans. Tickets cost $10, and seating is limited to 60 each night. For reservations, call Joe Boughton at (814) 724-2163. The Harry Cardillo Trio will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday as part of Oglebay Institute's "Jazz at the Stifel" series. Tickets cost $8, and reservations are required. Call the Stifel Fine Arts Center: (304) 242-7700. POLKA PARTY Grammy-winner Jimmy Sturr and his orchestra will play for a four-hour polka party that starts at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Airport Holiday Inn, Coraopolis. Tickets are $8 in advance, $9 at the door. For reservations: 262-3600. Now through April 2 "Energetic, touching, upbeat and entertaining. ..a don't-miss-it pleaser for the whole family." 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