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Nicholas Daniel & Britten Oboe Quartet - Mozart, Britten, Knussen & Françaix: A Tribute to Janet (2017) [24/96]

Nicholas Daniel & Britten Oboe Quartet - Mozart, Britten, Knussen & Françaix: A Tribute to Janet (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 65:52 minutes | 1.12 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The Britten Oboe Quartet here makes its recording debut with a programme of its core repertory. It naturally includes the great Mozart Quartet K.370 and Britten’s own Phantasy op.2, but also two pieces that have a special resonance for the distinguished oboist Nicholas Daniel, because they were commissioned and premiered by Janet Craxton (1929-81), his ‘beloved teacher’ and inspiration, and her London Oboe Quartet. Thus Oliver Knussen’s Cantata (1977) and the delightful Cor Anglais Quartet of Jean Françaix add further variety to a fascinating anthology that also features Nicholas Daniel’s own completion of Mozart’s elegiac fragment K580a.
Aurele Nicolet, Heinz Holliger - Antonio Salieri, Domenico Cimarosa, Carl Stamitz: Concertos for Flute And Oboe (1986)

Antonio Salieri, Domenico Cimarosa, Carl Stamitz: Concertos for Flute And Oboe (1986)
Aurèle Nicolet, flute; Heinz Holliger, oboe
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields; directed by Kenneth Sillito

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 255 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 416 359-2 | Time: 00:54:55

A cheerful little record, this, of three lightweight works played most exquisitely by very distinguished artists. In fact I am not sure that the chief distinction doesn't emanate from the orchestra: it is a while, as it happens, since I have heard the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and they seem to be playing here better than ever—sweet string tone, pure intonation, finely moulded phrasing, impeccably precise ensemble. Of the three works, the Cimarosa, written for two flutes (in which form it has several times been recorded), is the most attractive for its fluency, its melodiousness (the finale is a real charmer) and its elegant musical form; the Salieri seems by comparison rather carefully devised, though of course it has plenty of entertaining music. Carl Stamitz's piece takes itself more seriously, trying to be symphonic and taking less trouble about being tuneful—though the warm, galant slow movement makes very pleasing listening. The recorded sound is clear and true. (Stanley Sadie, Gramophone)

Charles Hamann - Canadian Works for Oboe and Piano (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at June 9, 2017
Charles Hamann - Canadian Works for Oboe and Piano (2017)

Charles Hamann - Canadian Works for Oboe and Piano
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 136:46 min | 316 MB
Label: Centrediscs | Tracks: 36 | Rls.date: 2017

Canadian Works for Oboe and Piano is a sweeping compilation of fine Canadian repertoire for oboe and piano from the past 70 years. A celebration in honor of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the collection highlights the oboe’s personal, singing quality and is unified by the lyrical essence of all the works.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Janiczek - Mozart: Oboe Quartet K. 370, Divertimento K. 334 (2011) [24/96]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Janiczek - Mozart: Oboe Quartet K. 370, Divertimento K. 334 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:37 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Director and violinist Alexander Janiczek leads principal players from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in this beautifully intimate recording. Mozart's writing allows each player to shine and demonstrates the depth of talent within the ensemble, illustrating why this orchestra has had such extensive success with its previous Mozart recordings. The works on this disc are full of well-known tunes which demonstrate Mozart's trademark melodic beauty. Acclaimed oboist, Robin Williams, gives a dazzling performance of the composer's great masterpiece. This is the fourteenth recording in the orchestra's hugely successful partnership with Linn Records, a series that includes the award-winning Mozart Symphonies recordings with the late Sir Charles Mackerras.
María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto (2017)

María Savastano - G.A. Ristori: Cantatas for Soprano & Oboe concerto
Classical, Opera, Baroque | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 68:02 min | 342 MB
Label: Audax | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2017

Yet another world premiere from the Ensemble Diderot. Three stunning cantatas for soprano and orchestra by Giovanni Alberto Ristori, court composer in Dresden and deputy Kapellmeister to Johann Adolf Hasse. ​
Camerata Bern & Heinz Holliger - Graun / Krebs / Telemann: Oboe Concertos (2004/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camerata Bern & Heinz Holliger - Graun / Krebs / Telemann: Oboe Concertos (2004/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:48 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In its time, the high Baroque oboe concerto was the ne plus ultra of the virtuoso, the sin qua non of the soulful, and the denier cri of the tuneful. But times change and for all but the most epicurean of the cognoscenti, the oboe concertos of Johann Gottlieb Graun, Johann Ludwig Krebs, and Georg Philipp Telemann are at best terra incognito and at worst nearly persona non grata. In his day, Heinz Holliger was the crème de la crème of oboe virtuosity, the apex, the acme, and the essence of the metaphysical quintessence of oboe virtuosity. So great was Holliger's celebrity that, after he had finished recording the oboe concertos of Mozart, Bach, and Strauss, he was allowed to record the oboe concertos of Graun, Krebs, and Telemann.
Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante, Mozart: Oboe & Bassoon Concertos (2015)

Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen - Haydn: Sinfonia concertante, Mozart: Oboe & Bassoon Concertos (2015)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet| 57:44 | 271 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog: CDA 68090

Haydn's Sinfonia Concertante in B flat major for violin, cello, oboe, and bassoon, Hob. 1/105, is among his most recorded works, and among his most utterly joyful. But it has rarely reached the heights of ebullience achieved in this historical-instrument reading by the small British ensemble Arcangelo and its conductor, Jonathan Cohen. The list of things to be enthusiastic about is long, but it begins with the differentiation of the instruments in the solo passages, with the period oboe and bassoon of Alfredo Bernardini and Peter Whelan, respectively, having the depth of texture to stand up to the brilliant Stradivarius violin and Guarneri cello of Ilya Gringolts (a renowned soloist in his own right) and Nicolas Altstaedt.
J.S. Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor BWV 1060 (Kremer, Holliger) (2008)

J.S. Bach Concerto for Violin and Oboe in C minor BWV 1060 (Kremer, Holliger) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 42:57 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips
Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)

Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)
Classical | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Artwork | 01:05:59 | 269 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalogue No: HMU807573

Two major British oboe concertos featuring soloist Nicholas Daniel with the Britten Sinfonia. Composer James MacMillan conducts the world premiere recording of his own Concerto (dedicated to Nicholas Daniel), as well as his 2012 composition 'One' and the Britten 'Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was'. The oboist himself directs the Ralph Vaughan Williams concerto, the work with which he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition at the age of 18.
David Zinman - Great Symphonies. The Zurich Years 1995-2014: Box Set 50CDs (2014)

David Zinman - Great Symphonies. The Zurich Years 1995-2014: Box Set 50CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 6,86 Gb
Label: RCA | Release Year: 2014

2014 Limited Edition deluxe individually numbered 50 CD boxes et with all of conductor Zinman's Zurich recordings. Includes the complete Beethoven Symphonies, concertos & overtures, complete Mozart Violin Concertos played by Pamela Frank, plus complete cycles of Brahms, Mahler, Schubert, Schumann & Richard Strauss.