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Classic Discoveries - Dukas, Bliss, Etc / Koledo De Almeida

Release Date: 01/28/2003 
Label:  Boston Records   Catalog #: 1050   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Paul DukasKarl PilssRobert HenriquesPietro Antonio Locatelli,   ... 
Performer:  Marina Schmidt-DiPretoroCynthia Koledo De AlmeidaJames FerlaLuz Manriquez,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida became Principal Oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in September, 1991, after two years as Associate Principal Oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. A native of Burlington, Vermont, she studied at the University of Michigan and Temple University. About the music on this CD, she writes: "In my travels around the world, I have been fortunate to find and hear new pieces to bring home and try myself. I found the Delius and Dukas pieces at the venerable old music shop "Patelson's" across from Carnegie Hall in New York. The Suite by Henriques was a great find in a tiny music shop in Copenhagen, Denmark while on a Pittsburgh Symphony tour. Almost 20 years ago I heard a young oboist perform the Bliss Quintet and vowed Read more to play it myself some day. I am so happy to finally offer my interpretation of this incredible piece. When I met Jim Ferla at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, we began exploring the oboe/guitar repertoire together. We loved the Pilss Sonatine and found it very challenging, especially for the guitarist. The Locatelli Sonata offered me wonderful opportunities for adding ornamentation to the oboe part in the baroque style. All the pieces on this recording demonstrate the wide range of emotions and colors that the oboe can display. They represent what I feel are the best qualities of the oboe and why we oboists work so hard to play this difficult instrument. I hope you enjoy "discovering" these works with me." Read less

Works on This Recording

Vocalise-étude "alla gitana" by Paul Dukas
Performer:  Marina Schmidt-DiPretoro (Piano), Cynthia Koledo De Almeida (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
Sonatine for Oboe and Guitar by Karl Pilss
Performer:  Cynthia Koledo De Almeida (Oboe), James Ferla (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Suite for Oboe and Piano by Robert Henriques
Performer:  Luz Manriquez (Piano), Cynthia Koledo De Almeida (Oboe)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Denmark 
Sonata in G major by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Performer:  James Ferla (Guitar), Cynthia Koledo De Almeida (Oboe)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 
Fennimore and Gerda: Interludes by Frederick Delius
Performer:  Cynthia Koledo De Almeida (Oboe), Marina Schmidt-DiPretoro (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; England 
Quintet for Oboe and Strings, F 21 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Tatjana Mead Chamis (Viola), Jennifer Ross (Violin), Christopher Wu (Violin),
David Premo (Cello), Cynthia Koledo De Almeida (Oboe)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; England 

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