Britten Oboe Quartet: Regensburg Musikverein – review

The rhythm of the march and the dark sound of the oboe. The Britten Oboe Quartet were guest artists at the Musikverein. The highlight of the concert was Mozart’s oboe quartet. Marschrhythmik und dunkle Oboen-Klänge. Das Britten Oboe Quartet gastierte beim Musikverein. Der Höhepunkt des Konzerts war Mozarts Oboenquartett ‘The Britten Oboe Quartet brought this […]

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Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival 2019 – review

With the harp at its centre the opening concert of the Hatfield House Chamber Music Festival was a rare treat ‘Nicholas Daniel and Charles Owen performed Poulenc’s Oboe Sonata, the composer’s last major work. Daniel’s unaccompanied opening phrase was rather eerie, then the two launched into Poulenc’s bitter-sweet lyrical melancholy, with beautifully mellow tone from […]

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Nicholas Daniel, 2019-20 season

NICHOLAS DANIEL, oboist and conductor, is dedicated to commissioning new works and expanding the oboe repertoire. He is active both as soloist and chamber musician, is Artistic Director of the Leicester International Festival and founded the Britten Oboe Quartet and the Haffner Wind Ensemble. Following the release of a highly acclaimed debut CD on the […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel at Aldeburgh Festival (Daily Telegraph)

Nick Daniel & Friends/Aldeburgh Festival One of the things that makes the Aldeburgh Festival special is the way the mysterious flat landscape, the festival’s history and the musical programme all partake of the same spirit. Key to that spirit is the festival’s founder Benjamin Britten, whose image as always crops up in this year’s programme […]

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Review: Stauss concerto in Hereford

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN STRAUSS/RAVEL REVIEW STRAUSS AND RAVEL WONDERFUL PROGRAMME-PARTNERS ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN/Michael Seal 17 May 2019 The Courtyard, Hereford ***** Adding Hereford’s Courtyard to Orchestra of the Swan’s regular schedule touring out of Stratford seems to be proving a win-win both for audiences and orchestra. I bumped into several players dining in […]

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