York Höller: Ex tempore for 9 instrumentalists (UK premiere)
York Höller: Improvisation sur le nom de Pierre Boulez for 16 instrumentalists
York Höller: Feuerwerk for 16 instrumentalists (UK premiere)
Recital by an award-winner of the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund.
German composer York Höller manages to touch on fundamental human emotions, while nothing is done simply for show or to shock. His music is a fascinating symbiosis of diverse traditions and a masterful blending of intellect and poetry.
Each piece reveals the touch of a master with a phenomenal ear and great cognitive power, capable of both energetic tensions and sheer sonic beauty.
Höller, born in 1944, is a true classic of contemporary music.
Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra
Nicholas Collon conductor
Unsuk Chin presenter