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CD729: Mist Over the
Rhian Kenny, flute; Andrés Cárdenes, violin; Paul Silver, viola; David Premo,
“DeAlmeida’s tone is wonderfully variegated, her phrasing is supple, and her musical insights are unfailingly illuminating. Her apt repertoire choices provide her with a fine playground on which to display her musical assets.” Fanfare, July/August 2006
DeAlmeida has been headmistress of the
Koledo DeAlmeida became principal
oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony in September 1991. For two years prior to this
she was associate principal oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Since joining
the Pittsburgh Symphony, she has been featured as soloist in concertos by Bach,
Haydn, Mozart, Strauss, and Vaughan Williams. In 1993 the Pittsburgh Symphony
commissioned a concerto for DeAlmeida by Leonardo Balada, which she recorded
with the orchestra and Lorin Maazel for New World Records. She can also be
heard in André Previn’s Sonata for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano with Nancy Goeres and André Previn on Crystal Records CD870.
DeAlmeida received the Bachelor of Music degree from the
In November 2003, DeAlmeida was featured on national television on the CBS “Early Show” in a story relating to the oboe and its remarkable health benefits for asthma sufferers. This has led to her affiliation with the American Respiratory Alliance.
“Her mellifluous timbre is also an asset in the modern and/or contemporary peices, The variety of styles and of scoring on this disc makes it one of the most enjoyable of recent woodwind recitals. Sound is excellent.” Fanfare (Phillip Scott)
CD825 Sound samples
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Wunderer: Sonata in B minor I. Andante II. Tempo giusto III. Adagio ma non troppo IV. Presto Reinecke: Trio in A minor I. Allegro moderato II. Scherzo: Molto vivace III. Adagio IV. Finale: Allegro ma non troppo Arnold: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello I. Allegro non troppo II. Allegretto III. Vivace con brio Moricz: Three Consequences for Four Players I. Allegro deciso II. Valse lente III. Allegro giocoso
CD825 – SILVER and GOLD, Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, Oboe; Noah
Bendix-Balgley, Violin; Meng Wang, Viola; William Caballero, Horn;
David Premo, Cello; Marina Schmidt Lupinacci, Piano; Rodrigo Ojeda, Piano.
Alexander Wunderer, Sonata in B minor for Oboe and Piano, op. 3; Carl Reinecke, Trio in A minor for Oboe, Horn, and Piano, op. 188; Malcolm Arnold, Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello, op. 61; Michael Moricz, Three Consequences for Four Players (Oboe, Horn, Cello, Piano). ORDER NOW
Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida has been principal oboe with the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1991. All the players on this CD are or were principals in the Pittsburgh Symphony. Noah Bendix-Balgley was recently appointed First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic. DeAlmeida was called “hands down one of the best players in the world” in a review in the American Record Guide of her first Crystal solo CD. Of this new CD, Gramophone writes “DeAlmeida, principal oboe of the Pittsburgh Symphony, is a poetic artist who teams beautifully with superb orchestra colleagues...they perform so expressively.” American Record Guide writes “Her beautiful sound, fluid technique, and fine sense of phrasing brings the whole project together.”
“Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida is a soloist of immense technique and considerable charm, plus first class musical judgement” Fanfare
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Wunderer: Sonata in B minor Mvmt I Mvmt II Mvmt III Mvmt IV Reinecke: Trio in A minor Mvmt I Mvmt II Mvmt III Mvmt IV Arnold: Quartet for Oboe, Violin, Viola, and Cello Mvmt I Mvmt II Mvmt III Moricz: Three Consequences for Four Players Mvmt I Mvmt II Mvmt III
CD870: 25th Anniversary,
International Double Reed Society. Andre
Previn: Trio for Piano, Oboe and Bassoon (1994); Jean Francaix: Trio pour
Hautbois, Basson et Piano (1994); Heitor Villa-Lobos: Duo pour Hautbois et
Basson (1957); Gioacchino Rossini: Six Arias from the Barber of Seville (arr.
This CD demonstrates the superb artistry and virtuosity of today’s double reed professionals. Performing are some of the best oboists and bassoonists in the world:
John Mack (first oboe, Cleveland Orchestra), David McGill (first bassoon, Chicago Symphony), Alex Klein (first oboe, Chicago Symphony), George Sakakeeny (Professor, Oberlin Conservatory, formerly principal bassoon, New Japan Philharmonic of Tokyo), Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida (first oboe, Pittsburgh Symphony), Nancy Goeres (first bassoon, Pittsburgh Symphony), Stefano Canuti and Sergio Azzolini (bassoonists major Italian orchestras). With Andre Previn, Piano, and Elizabeth De Mio, Piano. UPC 009414787026 ORDER NOW
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Francaix Trio: Mvt 1 (Adagio) Mvt 2 (Resolute) Mvt 3 (Andante) Mvt 4 (Finale) Rossini Arias: Mvt 1 (Ecco ridente) Mvt 2 (Largo) Mvt 3 (Una voce) Mvt 4 (Dunque) Mvt 5 (Zitti zitti) Mvt 6 (Felice innesto) Villa-Lobos Duo: Mvt 1 (Allegro) Mvt 2 (Lento) Mvt 3 (Allegro vivace) Previn Trio: Mvt 1 (Lively) Mvt 2 (Slow) Mvt 3 (Jaunty)
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