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The World Of The Oboe

World Of The Oboe / Various
Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Oboe Classics   Catalog #: 2026   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Napoléon CosteRobert SchumannPam WedgewoodEnnio Morricone,   ... 
Performer:  Marios ArgirosDimitris DekavallasDiana AmbacheJeremy Polmear,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Membe
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Is it possible to represent faithfully the rich world of the oboe and oboe playing? This double CD has a really good try, with 33 tracks of music from composers such as Mozart, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and Britten. Twenty oboists are featured, including Elaine Douvas and Nicholas Daniel. The first CD is designed to be enjoyed as either foreground or background music, with instantly recognisable tunes, or music with a persuasive atmosphere, or both. The second covers an enormous range, from Beethoven's Fidelio to Berio's The CD booklet is extensive and in colour throughout, with a description of each track and articles on the nature of the oboe, how a reed is made, and what happens in an oboe factory. The music tracks are taken from the Oboe Read more Classics catalogue and also from other CDs. Most of these tracks already exist on download sites; there will be no uploading of this CD as such Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Consolazione, Op. 25 by Napoléon Coste
Performer:  Marios Argiros (Oboe), Dimitris Dekavallas (Guitar)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
2.
Romances (3) for Oboe and Piano, Op. 94: no 1 in A minor, Nicht schnell by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano), Jeremy Polmear (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3.
Dragonfly by Pam Wedgewood
Performer:  Philip Cornwell (Piano), Uchenna Ngwe (Oboe)
Length: 1 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
The Mission: Gabriel's Oboe by Ennio Morricone
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano), Jeremy Polmear (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5.
Etude caractéristique for Oboe and Piano "Le Api" by Antonio Pasculli
Performer:  Christopher Redgate (Oboe), Stephen Robbings (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
6.
Wizard of Oz: Over the Rainbow by Harold Arlen
Performer:  Julia White (Oboe), Marcus Andrews (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
7.
Sonatina: Last Movement by Gordon Jacob
Performer:  Althea Talbot-Howard (Oboe), Katharine May (Harpsichord)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1963 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
8.
Vocalise-étude by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Leon Goossens (Oboe), Clarence Raybould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
9.
Suite: Modérément by Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Performer:  Julian West (Oboe), Mark Baigent (Oboe), Jessica Mogridge (Oboe)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
10.
Quebra Queixo by Celso Machado
Performer:  Marios Argiros (Oboe), Dimitris Dekavallas (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
11.
Carnival of the animals: no 13, The swan by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Leon Goossens (Oboe), Clarence Raybould (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
12.
Three Miniatures: Chansonette by Sir Hamilton Harty
Performer:  Mark Baigent (Oboe), Eileen Pearce (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
13.
Dance of the Black Sea, for oboe & piano by Erol Erdinc
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano), Jeremy Polmear (Oboe)
Period: Modern 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14.
Trio: First Movement by Geoffrey Bush
Performer:  Phillip Gibbon (Bassoon), Jeremy Polmear (Oboe), Diana Ambache (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15.
Oboe Quintet: Second Movement by Dame Elizabeth Maconchy
Performer:  George Caird (Oboe), Jane Salmon (Cello), Alison Dods (Violin),
Simon Blendis (Violin), Louise Williams (Viola)
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
16.
Sonata: 2. Scherzo by Henri Dutilleux
Performer:  Emily Pailthorpe (Oboe), Julian Milford (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1947; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
17.
Intercession for Three Oboes by James MacMillan
Performer:  Julian West (Oboe), Mark Baigent (Oboe), Jessica Mogridge (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
18.
Six metamorphoses after Ovid, Op. 49: Pan by Benjamin Britten
Performer:  Nicholas Daniel (Oboe)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1951; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
19.
Rendezvous, for 2 oboes by Alan Richardson
Performer:  Eileen Davies (Oboe), Mark Baigent (Oboe)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1949 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
20.
The Fly, for oboe, percussion & electronics by Cameron Sinclair
Performer:  Joby Burgess (), Joby Burgess (Electronics), Janey Miller (Oboe),
Joby Burgess (Marimba)
Length: 7 Minutes 43 Secs. 
21.
Vocalise-Waltz by Paul Basler
Performer:  Jeremy Polmear (Oboe), Stephen Stirling (Horn), Richard Saxel (Piano)
Length: 6 Minutes 22 Secs. 
22.
Silent Strings, for oboe & piano by Edwin Roxburgh
Performer:  Sally Mays (Piano), Paul Goodey (Oboe)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
23.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin: First Movement by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Jaap Van Zweden (Violin), Han de Vries (Oboe)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1921 
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 1, Prélude by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Emily Pailthorpe (Oboe), Julian Milford (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
25.
Pièce en forme de Habañera by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  David Cowley (Oboe), Bryan Evans (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
26.
Oboe Quartet, K. 370: 2. Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Susan Dorey (Cello), Martin Outram (Viola), Jeremy Polmear (Oboe),
Sophie Langdon (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
27.
Eugene Onegin: Opening by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emily Pailthorpe (Oboe), Elaine Douvas (Oboe), James Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
28.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 5, Menuet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Emily Pailthorpe (Oboe), Julian Milford (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 59 Secs. 
29.
Fidelio: Introduction & Aria by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emily Pailthorpe (Oboe), Elaine Douvas (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra (Membe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1806 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
30.
Lakmé: Viens, Mallikà...Sous le dôme épais "Flower Duet" by Léo Delibes
Performer:  Elizabeth Martyn (Piano), Emily Pailthorpe (Oboe), Elaine Douvas (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
31.
Sequenza VII for Oboe solo by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Christopher Redgate (Oboe), Roger Redgate (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
32.
Romances (3) for Violin and Piano, Op. 22: no 2 by Clara Wieck Schumann
Performer:  Diana Ambache (Piano), Jeremy Polmear (Oboe)
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
33.
Sonata No. 10: Allegro by William Boyce
Performer:  Catherine Smith (Oboe), Deirdre Dundas-Grant (Bassoon), Deirdre Lind (Oboe),
Alastair Ross (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 

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