Review of Britten Oboe Quartet at 2012 International Wimbledon Music Festival

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Review of Lutoslawski Double Concerto for Oboe & Harp

View original review here: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2011/Oct11/Lutoslawski3_ACD1662.htm The Double Concerto is to be found on Naxos 8.555763, and with another very good recording and performance with Antoni Wit (see review). Nicholas Daniel is in a league of his own, but oboist Arkadiusz Krupa and harpist Nicolas Talliez give away little to the soloists here. It is the presence and […]

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Review of Aldeburgh Festival, 2009

The Times – Richard Morrison. If the final weekend of the Aldeburgh Festival demonstrated nothing else, it showed how some musicians could perform the Yellow Pages and still grip an audience. The oboist Nicholas Daniel, for instance, in a fine recital with the pianist Charles Owen, took what seemed like a whimsical, palindromic programme — […]

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Reviews of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, BBC Proms 2008

18 July 2008, Mozart oboe concerto BBCSO/Jiri Belohlavek a sprightly performance of Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, K314, soloist Nicholas Daniel performing his own cadenzas, the first of which had bird-song elasticity (cheekiness marked his whole approach) musicomh.com In between these monumental works by Strauss the ensemble dwindled to chamber-orchestra size for what was arguably the highlight […]

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Reviews of Elliott Carter’s Oboe Concerto, 28 July 2008

28 July 2008 Elliott Carter oboe concerto BBCSO/David Robertson a virtuoso performance musicomh.com Blessed with the nimblest fingers and the breath control of a Buddhist monk, Nicholas Daniel couldn’t have been more mercurial as he traced Carter’s solo line. Tone, colour and attack changed with lightning speed; crossing the gaping intervals between two notes seemed […]

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