Review: Stauss concerto in Hereford

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN STRAUSS/RAVEL REVIEW STRAUSS AND RAVEL WONDERFUL PROGRAMME-PARTNERS ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN/Michael Seal 17 May 2019 The Courtyard, Hereford ***** Adding Hereford’s Courtyard to Orchestra of the Swan’s regular schedule touring out of Stratford seems to be proving a win-win both for audiences and orchestra. I bumped into several players dining in […]

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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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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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