Review: Nicholas Daniel/BBC Symphony Orchestra – Judith Weir’s oboe concerto (The Times)

How to begin and how to end? This BBC Symphony Orchestra concert was a masterclass in a tricky art. Judith Weir opts for ellipses in her new oboe concerto. The solo line strolls in as if it had just turned a corner to join us; it later simply disappears like a bird flying high up […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel/BBC Symphony Orchestra – Judith Weir’s oboe concerto (Classical Source)

Or again, returning to the original question (how do you create atmosphere), you get somebody like Judith Weir to write an oboe concerto and ask somebody of the quality of Nicholas Daniel to play it. This 18-minute piece, in which the accompaniment consists of a small body of strings with pairs of flutes, clarinets, bassoons […]

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Nicholas Daniel plays Vaughan Williams concerto with Northern Chamber Orchestra – 7 December

Northern Chamber Orchestra is pleased to welcome back Nicholas Daniel on Saturday 7 December, surely among the greatest of BBC Young Musician winners. Vaughan Williams wrote his Oboe Concerto in 1944 at the age of 72 while composing his opera The Pilgrim’s Progress. It has a symphonic feel about it while at the same time […]

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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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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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