Review: Nicholas Daniel/BBCSO/Alsop (Classical Source)

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Alsop/Barbican Hall, Friday 4 December 2015 Judith Bingham, The Angel of Mons ‘Nicholas Daniel played with enormous artistry and a marked sympathy for the ambiguous character of the solo part [...] what Alsop, the BBCSO strings and Daniel achieved will stay with me for some time.’ Read the full review online here

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Review: Nicholas Daniel/BBCSO/Alsop (The Guardian)

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Marin Alsop/Barbican Hall, Friday 4 December 2015 Judith Bingham, The Angel of Mons ‘The solo line, superbly played by Nicholas Daniel, unwinds against a series of thick string dissonances that eventually prove immovable: the divine vision fades and war goes on.’ Read the full review online

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CD review: Vaughan Williams and MacMillan oboe concertos (Limelight Magazine)

‘Oboist Nicholas Daniel sends a pastoral love letter to England as well as one to its northern cousin.’ This programme has been cleverly crafted around the world premiere recording of Sir James MacMillan’s Oboe Concerto performed by its dedicatee Nicholas Daniel with the composer at the helm. It is a bold virtuosic work that should […]

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CD review: Vaughan Williams and MacMillan oboe concertos (The Guardian)

The long, sinuous song that is Vaughan Williams’s beguiling oboe concerto is something of a calling card for Nicholas Daniel. He won the BBC young musician of the year playing it and here he directs the Britten Sinfonia in addition to his role as soloist. It’s a huge work for any player (nearly 20 minutes […]

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CD review: Vaughan Williams and MacMillan oboe concertos (Arts Fuse)

Here’s a disc that does just about everything right. Aside from Richard Strauss’s concerto, there isn’t much concerto literature for the oboe in the repertoire (certainly not from the last seventy-five years). But Harmonia mundi’s fine new recording of oboe concertos by Ralph Vaughan Williams and James MacMillan offers two great pieces that ought to be widely […]

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