Daily Telegraph, 3 September 2007

Geoffrey Norris reviews the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Belohlávek at Albert Hall The Daily Telegraph Thea Musgrave was in the hall last night to hear the première of her beguiling new concerto for oboe, percussion and orchestra called Two’s Company. The title says it all. This is a musical courtship, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra […]

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The Guardian – Monday September 3, 2007

3 stars Royal Albert Hall, London Erica Jeal There is a gentle element of spectacle to Thea Musgrave’s new work, Two’s Company, written for the odd soloistic couple of oboist Nicholas Daniel and percussionist Evelyn Glennie. Unattended clusters of percussion instruments are ranged at various points around a chamber-sized orchestra. Glennie begins stage right, adding […]

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The Times, 11 January 2007

CBSO/Oramo Hilary Finch at The Symphony Hall, Birmingham At the centre, Richard Strauss’s Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra — and, on either side of this late-flowering bloom of the composer’s Indian Summer, music from the vanished world of which he dreamt, and which he both celebrated and mourned in works such as Rosenkavalier and […]

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The Herald, 14 December 2006

What a sweet and enticing oblivion it was that oboist Nicholas Daniel and pianist/composer Huw Watkins evoked on Tuesday afternoon at their BBC Radio 3 Reed Between the Lines concert. Daniel, one of Britain’s leading oboists, appeared affable and relaxed during a performance that took in Schumann, Nielsen, Britten and Mozart, as well as a […]

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