Review: Britten Oboe Quartet – A Tribute to Janet – Classical Ear

A Tribute to Janet – Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major, K370; Adagio for English Horn, K580a (completed by Nicholas Daniel); Britten: Phantasy, Op 2; Knussen: Cantata, Op 15; Françaix: Quatuor pour cor anglais, violon, alto et violoncelle ‘I’m happy to report that performances throughout are simply beyond reproach in their keenly communicative instinct, deft […]

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Review: Britten Oboe Quartet: A Tribute to Janet – The Guardian

Mozart, Britten, Knussen and Françaix: A Tribute to Janet CD review – deft and radical Formed by members of the Britten Sinfonia, the Britten Oboe Quartet makes its debut on disc with a collection dedicated to the memory of Janet Craxton, who died in 1981, at the age of 52. She was a prominent figure […]

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Review: Britten Oboe Quartet: A Tribute to Janet – Financial Times

Britten Oboe Quartet: A Tribute to Janet — ‘expertly played music’ Nicholas Daniel’s tribute to his ‘beloved teacher’ is just an excuse for an hour of delightful and varied music For oboist Nicholas Daniel this disc is a tribute to Janet Caxton, his “beloved teacher”. For the rest of us it is just an excuse […]

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Review: Nicholas Daniel and friends provide an oboe aficionado’s dream

Nicholas Daniel and Friends (Faculty Artist Series) Nicholas Daniel (oboe), Leslie Howard (piano), Katya Apekisheva (piano), Charles Owen (piano), musicians from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Milton Court Concert Hall, London, 25.05.2017  John Woolrich – Array (world premiere, commissioned by Nicholas Daniel and the GSMD) Franz Liszt – Élégie for cor anglais, piano, harp and harmonium S 130 (first […]

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Review – Nicholas Daniel and Charles Owen at Cockermouth Music Society

The return of Nicholas Daniel,”formidable virtuoso” and promoter of the cause of classical music, with pianist Charles Owen, was welcomed by a delighted audience at Cockermouth Music Society’s December concert. Their programme opened and closed with Bach Sonatas, beautifully performed by both musicians, and also included some demanding music for both players and listeners. Thea […]

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