CD review: Vaughan Williams and MacMillan oboe concertos (Radio Times Classical CDs)

Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Britten Sinfonia/James MacMillan It’s 35 years since Nicholas Daniel won the BBC Young Musician of the Year competition with a performance of Vaughan Williams’s Concerto for Oboe and Strings. Since then he has become one of the most experienced and respected oboists in the business, as well as a conductor. Now he […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and Britten Sinfonia in Keswick

‘Outstanding in every way. […] Nicholas Daniel is an impressive musician and exceptionally talented oboist.’ Elaine Moor, Keswick Music Society Read the review in full online

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet in Brighton

‘A Coffee Concert star born by lunchtime. Not over a few appearances, but in just a couple of hours. That was Britain’s favourite oboist Nicholas Daniel. His rapport with his audience as spokesman for his ensemble and its music and his instrument, was sheer joy. Lots of interesting information, advice, signposting, musical stories and jokes […]

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Reviews: Nicholas Daniel and the Britten Oboe Quartet in Brighton

‘One of the best performances of [Mozart’s oboe quartet] that I have heard in a long time. Daniel brought out the heart-breaking sadness of the Adagio, before launching into the dancing rondo finale, with all four players now clearly enjoying themselves. Daniel nailed the famously challenging semiquaver passage-work here, and even managed to point a few cheeky […]

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Reviews: Nicholas Daniel plays Strauss oboe concerto in Brighton

Sunday 2 November, Brighton Dome: Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra/Barry Wordsworth ‘Best was Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto, so gentle and beguiling as played by the ever popular Daniel.’ – Andrew Connal, The Latest ‘Daniel was more than equal to the physical and technical challenges in the Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto In D Major, showing great […]

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