Britten Sinfonia at Wigmore Hall – review

‘Intellectual Curiosity and Musical Insight from the Britten Sinfonia at Wigmore Hall’ Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Britten Sinfonia, Wigmore Hall, London – 6 February 2019 Mozart – Adagio and Fugue in C minor K546 Skryabin – Rêverie Op.24 (arr. Colin Matthews) (world première) Britten – Temporal Variations (arr. Colin Matthews) Colin Matthews – Postludes for oboe, […]

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Aldeburgh Festival 2019 to include Nicholas Daniel and Friends

Oboist Nicholas Daniel, ever-popular at the Aldeburgh Festival, returns with a programme that features three chamber works by Oliver Knussen, including the revival of the unhappily titled Fire, a work requested by Britten for the 1969 festival and premiered just days after the new Snape Maltings had burned down. Daniel is joined by outstanding colleagues […]

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Review: Britten Oboe Quartet at King’s Hall, Ilkley (Bradford Telegraph and Argus

‘Exquisite oboe playing at the Ilkley Concert Club’ The combination of the oboe with a string trio was a creation of Mozart’s genius and so it was fitting that the Britten Oboe Quartet ended their visit to Ilkley with a sparkling performance of his Oboe Quartet, K370. This accented the close interplay between the members […]

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BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Recital at Wigmore Hall – Nicholas Daniel & Charles Owen – review (Classical Source)

Monday, October 15, 2018 Wigmore Hall, London Reviewed by Barnaby Page for Classical Source Not only is the oboe recital a relatively rare beast, but Nicholas Daniel and Charles Owen brought to Wigmore Hall a delightfully mixed programme of ear-opening novelty. Perhaps the high point was Pavel Haas’s Suite of 1939, not least for the […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and Charles Owen at Wigmore Hall (Arcana.fm)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Charles Owen (piano) – Wigmore Hall, London; Monday 15 October 2018 J.S. Bach Sinfonia from Easter Oratorio Kommt, eilet und laufet, BWV249 (1725, rev.1938) Pavel Haas Oboe Suite Op.17 (1939) Julian Anderson The Bearded Lady (1994) Stravinsky Russian Maiden’s Song (arr. for oboe and piano) York Bowen Oboe Sonata Op.85 The common link […]

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