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Classical - Released May 24, 2019 | ECM New Series

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"Zwiegespräche" is a meeting of spirits. “We compose the same way,” said György Kurtág to Heinz Holliger on hearing this recording, which emphasises works for oboe by these two major composers. Both of them reference the entire history of music in their pieces, both incorporate dedications and messages to friends and colleagues in the fabric of their work, and both draw upon literature as an inspirational source. Both, moreover, love the miniature as an expressive form; short pieces by Kurtág and Holliger are interwoven. Holliger’s sequence Airs (2015/6) is inspired by seven texts by Swiss poet Philippe Jaccottet, whose voice is heard here. Heinz Holliger turns 80 on May 21, his creativity as composer and his resourcefulness as instrumentalist undimmed. The album concludes with Holliger’s Sonate für Oboe solo, composed in 1956, and still played by its author with absolute authority. © ECM Records
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Quartets - Released July 7, 2017 | Coviello Classics

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Chamber Music - Released June 16, 2017 | harmonia mundi

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A Tribute to Janet. The Britten Oboe Quartet here makes its recording debut with a programme of its core repertory. It naturally includes the great Mozart Quartet K.370 and Britten’s own Phantasy Op.2, but also two pieces that have a special resonance for the distinguished oboist Nicholas Daniel, because they were commissioned and premiered by Janet Craxton (1929-81), his ‘beloved teacher’ and inspiration, and her London Oboe Quartet. Thus Oliver Knussen’s Cantata (1977) and the delightful Cor Anglais Quartet of Jean Françaix add further variety to a fascinating anthology that also features Nicholas Daniel’s own completion of Mozart’s elegiac fragment K580a. © harmonia mundi
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Chamber Music - Released January 25, 2017 | CRYSTON

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Concertos - Released June 15, 2009 | naïve classique

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Chamber Music - Released January 12, 2015 | Audax

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Duets - Released July 1, 2014 | BIS

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Concertos for wind instruments - Released May 1, 2014 | Brilliant Classics

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Classical - Released January 7, 2014 | Accent

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Classical - Released June 25, 2013 | Toccata Classics

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Classical - Released May 28, 2013 | BIS

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Chamber recordings of major repertory on modern instruments is becoming increasingly rare on recordings, but Russian-born oboist Alexeï Ogrintchouk shows there's still considerable life in the genre with this selection of Mozart works for oboe. The underperformed Oboe Quartet in F major, K. 370, is a real highlight here. This work blends sparkling melody and virtuosity (it was composed for a famed oboist of Mozart's time) in a way that clearly looks forward to, and is nearly on a par with, the clarinet masterpieces of Mozart's last years, and Ogrintchouk plays it to the hilt in a performance that remains relaxed despite the very high technical demands placed on the soloist. The Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314, probably better known in its D major version for flute and orchestra, is very nearly as good. There was no reason for BIS' engineers to mike Ogrintchouk quite so closely in the large Lithuanian National Philharmonic Hall, picking up a good number of clicking keys, but in both the quartet and the concerto he serves as a talented leader (and conductor in the concerto, which is rare for wind players), generating ensemble work well beyond the norm in each case. The transcription of the Violin Sonata in B flat major, K. 378, is not quite so successful, even if, as the notes point out, this work was transcribed for various instruments going back to Mozart's own time. The piano is the dominant partner in the work, and the odd timbre of the oboe makes a slightly strange impression as an accompanying instrument. There is, however, nothing to complain about in any of the performances by Ogrintchouk, the lead oboist of the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam and clearly both a technically and interpretively gifted player. The recording of the Oboe Quartet here is worth the price of admission by itself.
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Chamber Music - Released March 1, 2013 | Timpani

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Classical - Released July 1, 2012 | Brilliant Classics

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Classical - Released April 1, 2012 | Brilliant Classics

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Classical - Released February 6, 2012 | harmonia mundi

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Chamber Music - Released May 3, 2010 | Ars Produktion

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Chamber Music - Released March 1, 2010 | Accent

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Classical - Released January 1, 2010 | Decca Music Group Ltd.

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Classical - Released June 24, 2008 | Naxos

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Concertos - Released May 27, 2008 | Naxos

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