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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Review: Works Old and New Show THEA MUSGRAVE Still the Life of the Party (Broadway World)

‘Kilt-clad oboist Nicholas Daniel arrived to “reclaim Thea for Scotland.” In less time than it took to reset the stage, he played a pair of short, but meaty, pieces written for him, “Dawn” and “Whirlwind”–music that flew out of the oboe, like glitter being strewn by a magician, mixing glissandos and staccato. Daniel commended the […]

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Review: Spiritual journeys and operatic thrills mark Thea Musgrave’s 90th birthday (New York Classical Review)

‘In the two contrasting oboe pieces, the meditative Dawn and the jumpy Whirlwind, Nicholas Daniel’s fine dynamic control and fleet technique provided the palate-cleansing sorbet between two rich choral courses.’ Read this review in full online  

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