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Ross Walter: Through The Reeds - Woodwind Concerti

Ross / Slovak Radio Sym Orch / Trevor
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Ravello   Catalog #: 7854   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Walter Ross
Performer:  Michal SintálRamon MesinaM. TurnerRadka Kubrova,   ... 
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore by Walter Ross
Performer:  Michal Sintál (Oboe)
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
2. Concerto for Bassoon and String Orchestra by Walter Ross
Performer:  Ramon Mesina (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
3. Concerto for Flute and Guitar by Walter Ross
Performer:  M. Turner (Flute), Radka Kubrova (Guitar)
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
4. Concerto for Oboe, Harp and String Orchestra by Walter Ross
Performer:  Igor Fábera (Oboe), Adriana Antalova (Harp)
Conductor:  Kirk Trevor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

Sound Samples

Oboe d'amore Concerto: I. Grazioso
Oboe d'amore Concerto: II. Andante amabile
Oboe d'amore Concerto: III. Allegro animato
Bassoon Concerto: I. Allegro agitato
Bassoon Concerto: II. Adagietto pastorale
Bassoon Concerto: III. Allegro vivace
Concerto for Flute and Guitar: I. Festivo
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

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Thoroughly enjoyable August 19, 2013 By 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 /> <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 /> <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 /> <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 /> <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 /> <br /> To paraphrase the composer, these were concertos that musicians enjoyed performing, and I enjoyed hearing." Report Abuse
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