CRYSTAL RECORDS   John Mack, Oboe recordings

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John Mack (1927 - 2006) was principal oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra for 36 years. Other positions included former first oboe of the New Orleans Symphony, the National Symphony, and the Casals Festival. He was the administrative chairman of the woodwind division and head of the oboe department of the Cleveland Institute of Music. He was a student of Bruno Labate and Harold Gomberg at Juilliard and of Marcel Tabuteau at the Curtis Institute of Music.

“one of the world’s major virtuosos…sheer class in all departments.  Beauty of tone and security of playing are glorious.”  San Francisco Chronicle.

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CD323: JOHN MACK, OBOE.  (principal oboe, Cleveland Orchestra). Mozart: Quartet in F; Loeffler: Deux Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano; Paladilhe: Solo de Concert; Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. With the Cleveland Orchestra String Quartet, and Eunice Podis, piano. "...superb performances..." Fanfare UPC 009414732323   BUY NOW      

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Mozart Quartet in F:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Rondeau)   Loeffler Deux Rhapsodies: L'Etang   La Cornemuse    Paladilhe: Solo de Concert    Britten: Metamorphoses  Pan   Phaeton   Niobe   Bacchus   Narcissus   Arethusa

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Description automatically generatedCD324:  JOHN MACK, OBOE.  Schumann: Three Romances; Saint-Saens: Oboe Sonata; Hindemith: Oboe Sonata; Poulenc: Oboe Sonata; also French contest pieces by Murgier, Berghmans, Planel, and Barraud. With Eunice Podis, piano. “elegant playing and superb musicianship” Fanfare   UPC 009414732422   BUY NOW

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Schumann Three Romances:  Mvt 1(Nicht Schnell)  Mvt 2(Einfach, Innig)  Mvt 3(Nicht Schnell)    Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata:  Mvt 1(Andantino)  Mvt 2(Pastorale)   Mvt 3(Molto Allegro)    Hindemith: Mvt 1   Mvt 2    Poulenc: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Murgier: Capriccio    Berghmans: Pavane    Planel: Serenade    Barraud: Romance


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Description automatically generatedCD640:  THE PLYMOUTH TRIO: John Mack, Oboe. Christina Price, Soprano; John Herr, Keyboard. Klaus George Roy: Miracles Are Not Ceased; Samuel Adler: The Rocking Horse Winner;  J.S. Bach: Gerechter Gott (from Cantata 89), Seufzer, Trnen, Kummer, Not (from Cantata 21), Ich Will Auf den Herren Schau'n (from Cantata 93); Handel: Three Arias; Mendelssohn: Meine Seele, from Psalm 42; Ferdinando Fortunati: Romance de Galate, Romance de Bliombris. John Mack is solo oboist with the Cleveland Orchestra; this is the first of two CDs with the Plymouth Trio featuring the most beautiful arias for this combination.   UPC 009414764027   BUY NOW   

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Fortunati:  Romance de Galatee    Romance de Bliomberis    Bach, Selections from:  Cantata 89    Cantata 21    Cantata 93    Mendelssohn: Psalm 42    Roy: Miracles are Not Ceased    Telemann: Endlich wird die Stunde schlagen    Das Wetter ruhrt mit Strahl und Blitzen    Adler: Rocking Horse Winner    Handel: Der fr die Snde der Welt    Triumph of Time and Truth    German Aria No.6

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Description automatically generatedCD641: THE PLYMOUTH TRIO:  John Mack, Oboe. Christina Price, soprano; John Herr, harpsichord and piano; with Robert Perry, cello.  J.S. Bach, arias from cantatas 32, 72, and 202; G.P. Telemann, arias from cantatas 11, 35, and 72; William Boyce, Blessed is the Man; Adolphe Adam, Le Retour la Montagne; Richard Cumming, Four Folk Songs; Lewis Jones, Serenade for Soprano, Oboe, & Piano. UPC 009414764126   BUY NOW   

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Telemann Arias from:  Cantata 35   Cantata 11    Bach Arias from: Cantata32    Cantata 72    Telemann:
Was gleicht dem Adel wahrer Christen    Das Herz und Sinn, o schwacher    Bach: Cantata No. 202    Boyce: The King Shall Rejoice    Cumming: As Dew in April    Springfield Mountain    Lonesome Valley    Song of the Old Maid    Jones: Serenade  Introduction   The Shepherd   Holy Thursday   Infant Joy   The Echoing Green    Adam: Le Retour la Montagne

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Description automatically generatedCD870: 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. Gebauer)
            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  

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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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