Concerto for Flute and Guitar: II. Allegretto scherzando
Concerto for Flute and Guitar: III. Adagio con eleganza
Concerto for Flute and Guitar: Iv. Allegro con brio
Oboe Concerto: I. Lento carezzando
Oboe Concerto: II. Festivo
Oboe Concerto: III. Adagio patetica and impetuoso
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Thoroughly enjoyableAugust 19, 2013By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA)See All My Reviews"On Walter Ross' website, it says "he likes to write music that musicians enjoy performing and audiences enjoy hearing." That claim is ably supported by the works on this new release from Ravello. <br />
Ross' oboe d'amore concerto is a welcome addition to the repertoire. His modal harmonies give the work a neo-renaissance flavor, through which the oboe d'amore hops and skips and sings. Michal Sintal is an able soloist, and Ross' music shows off the capabilities of his instrument to best advantage. <br />
The Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra has an almost Coplanesque feel to it in places. Humor and good spirits are common elements in Ross' music, and this jovial concerto fits right in. The middle movement is especially beautiful, and soloist Ramon Masina makes the most of the lyrical nature of the music. <br />
The Concerto for Flute and Guitar is light and airy, perfectly suited to these two instruments. The middle movement has a Latin flavor to it, but only just -- this is Ross, not Rodrigo. <br />
The final work on the album, the Concerto for Oboe, Harp and String orchestra rounds out the program nicely. Ross' straight-forward style is consistent throughout the album. The strings chug along in seemingly simple yet ever-changing patterns. The oboe and the harp dance around each other in a jovial fashion. Underneath this attractive surface Ross has constructed a solid work woven together by motivic development. <br />
To paraphrase the composer, these were concertos that musicians enjoyed performing, and I enjoyed hearing."Report Abuse
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