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CD321: OBOIST PETER CHRIST. With Crystal Chamber Soloists. Randall Thompson: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, & Viola; Vincent Persichetti: Parable for Solo Oboe;   William Grant Still: Miniatures for Flute, Oboe, & Piano; William Schmidt: The Sparrow & The Amazing Mr. Avaunt. Alberto Ginastera: Duo for Flute & Oboe. "RECORDING OF SPECIAL MERIT... excellent performance" Stereo Review UPC 009414732125 ORDER NOW     Click here for CD321 cover photo and details 

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Thompson Suite:
  Mvt 1 (Gaio)   Mvt 2 (Adagio Assai)   Mvt 3 (Allegro)   Mvt 4 (Lento Religioso)   Mvt 5 (Grave - Allegretto)    Persichetti: Parable    Still: Miniatures  Mvt 1(I Ride an Old Paint)   Mvt 2(Adoloido)   Mvt 3(Jesus is a Rock)   Mvt 4(Yaravi)   Mvt 5(A Frog Went A-Courtin’)    Schmidt: The Sparrow   Mr. Avaunt    Ginastera: Duo  Mvt 1(Sonata)   Mvt 2(Pastorale)   Mvt 3(Fuga)


CD323: JOHN MACK, OBOE – former 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
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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


CD324: 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. "Mack, principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, is one of the world’s major virtuosos - sheer class in all departments. Beauty of tone and security of playing are glorious." San Francisco Chronicle  UPC 009414732422   ORDER 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


CD326: HARRY SARGOUS, OBOE. William Bolcom: For the Continuation of Life - Aubade; and A Spring Concertino; Leslie Bassett: Dialogues; Henry Cowell: Three Ostinati with Chorales; Lawrence Singer: Sensazione II. Toronto Sinfonietta, Carl St. Clair, conductor; William Bolcom, piano; Robert Conway, piano.
"...a handsome production and a valuable one as well" Fanfare. "Sargous may be the greatest American oboist of this genre" American Record Guide
UPC 009414732620  ORDER NOW

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Bolcom: For the Continuation of Life
     Singer: Sensazione II     Cowell Three Ostinati: Chorale I   Ostinato I   Chorale II   Ostinato II   Chorale III   Ostinato III    Bolcom:  Spring Concertino    Bassett: Dialogues  Flowing   Assertive   Declamatory   Reflective


CD327: ARCHITECTURE AND ARIA - THREE CENTURIES OF THE VIRTUOSO OBOE, Harry Sargous, oboe. Bach: Sonata in G Minor for Oboe & Piano; Stefan Wolpe: Sonata for Oboe & Piano; Antonino Pasculli: Gran Concerto su Temi dall'Opera; Andrew Mead: Scena for Solo Oboe; with Laura Ward, piano. “...gratifying to hear; extraordinary instrumental abilities”American Record Guide.
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Bach Sonata in G Minor:
  Mvt 1(Andante)   Mvt 2(Siciliano)  Mvt 3(Presto)    Wolpe Sonata: Mvt 1(Tanz)   Mvt 2(Molto Adagio)   Mvt 3(Embittered)   Mvt 4(Allegro con grazia)    Pasculli: Gran Concerto    Mead: Scena


CD328: CAROLYN HOVE, ENGLISH HORN & OBOE. Hindemith: Sonate für Englisch Horn und Klavier; Vincent Persichetti: Parable for Solo English Horn; Elliott Carter: Pastoral for English Horn and Piano; Esa-Pekka Salonen: Second Meeting for Oboe & Piano; John Marvin: Five Pieces for English Horn & Piano; Thomas Stevens: Triangles IV for English Horn. Carolyn Hove is solo English horn with Los Angeles Philharmonic. With Gloria Cheng, piano.
UPC 009414732828  ORDER NOW

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Hindemith Sonata:
  Mvt 1(Langsam)   Mvt 2(Allegro Pesante)   Mvt 3(Moderato)   Mvt 4(Scherzo, Schnell)  Mvt 5(Moderato)   Mvt 6(Allegro Pesante)   Salonen: Second Meeting   Marvin: Five Pieces  Exposition   Madrigal   Burlesca   Romance   Pastoral   Persichetti: Parable   Pastoral   Stevens: Triangles IV


CD329: CAROLYN HOVE, ENGLISH HORN - Ascending to Superlatives. Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Eclogues (for flute, English horn, and guitar); Alan Hovhaness: Suite, op.21 (for English horn and bassoon); William Kraft: Encounters XI - The Demise of Suriyodhaya (for English horn and percussion); Gerhard Samuel: Lyric Scene (for English horn, 2 violins, and cello); Paul Turok: Improvisations, op. 67 (for English horn, violin, and piano). Performers are Carolyn Hove, English horn; Mary Stolper, flute; Paul Viapiano, guitar; David Breidenthal, bassoon; Raynor Carroll, percussion; Camille Avellano, violin; Ingrid Chun, violin; Daniel Rothmuller, cello.
     Carolyn Hove has been solo English horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1988. All of the performers are in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, except the guitarist, who plays with the orchestra whenever guitar is needed. “I cannot describe Carolyn Hove’s English horn playing without ascending into superlatives. It is simply one of the most gorgeous, ‘juicy’ sounds I have ever encoutered.” Bruce Gbur, American Music Magaine.   UPC 009414732927  ORDER NOW

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Tedesco Eclogues:
  Mvt 1(Andantino)   Mvt 2(Allegro)   Mvt 3(Lento)   Mvt 4(Allegretto)    Kraft Encounters: Tactics   Suriyodhaya’s Dream    Peace of God   Strategy   Improvisations   Lyric Scene    Adagio espressivo   Allegro grazioso   Andante espressivo


CD354: WEISS FAMILY WOODWINDS, Then and Now. Dawn Weiss, Flute; David Weiss, Oboe; Abraham Weiss, Bassoon. With Zita Carno, Piano.

 Vivaldi: Sonata in G Minor (flute, oboe, bassoon, harpsichord); Messiaen: Le Merle Noir (flute, piano); Bourdeau: Premier Solo (bassoon, piano); Hindemith: Sonata (oboe, piano); Tomas Svoboda: Trio (flute, oboe, bassoon); Worthey: Sandcastles (flute, oboe, bassoon).

Dawn Weiss was principal flute 25 years Oregon Symphony; David Weiss was principal oboe 30 years Los Angeles Philharmonic; Abraham Weiss is principal bassoon Rochester Philharmonic (40 years). The Svoboda and Worthey pieces were recorded live at their world premieres on April 3, 2010 at the University of Southern California. The other pieces were originally on Crystal Records LP S354, released in 1978, and digitally remastered for this CD in 2010. UPC 009414735423   ORDER NOW  

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Vivaldi: Sonata in G Minor  Allegro ma cantabile   Largo   Allegro molto   
Messiaen: La Merle Noir    Bourdeau: Premier Solo    Hindemith: Sonata  Munter   Sehr Langsam; Lebhaft    Svoboda: Trio  Andante   Vivace   Lento   Vivace   Andante maestoso    Worthey: Sandcastles    (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)

CD640:  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, Tränen, 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 Galatee, Romance de Bliomberis. John Mack was 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.
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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 für die Sünde der Welt    Triumph of Time and Truth    German Aria No.6


CD641: 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 à la Montagne; Richard Cumming: Four Folk Songs; Lewis Jones: Serenade for Soprano, Oboe, & Piano.
UPC 009414764126
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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 à la Montagne

CD721: PAMELA PECHA, OBOE. Allessandro Marcello: Oboe Concerto in C Minor;  Domenico Cimarosa: Oboe Concerto in C (adapted by Arthur Benjamin); Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, all with the Janacek Chamber Orchestra, plus the following oboe and organ pieces: Rheinberger: Andante Pastorale and Rhapsodie; Alexander Guilmant: Cantilene Pastorale; Jan Koetsier: Partita; Johann Ludwig Krebs: Fantasie; and Hermann Schroeder: Drei Dialoge. With Karel Paukert, organ. Pamela Pecha is the former assistant principal oboe of the Cleveland Orchestra. Karel Paukert is Curator of Musical Arts at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
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Marcello Concerto:
  Mvt 1(Andante)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Presto)    Cimarosa Concerto:  Mvt 1(Intro)   Mvt 2(Allegro)  Mvt 3(Siciliana)  Mvt 4(Allegro giusto)    Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 2  Allegro  Andante  Allegro assai    Guilmant: Cantilene Pastorale    Koetsier: Partita  Mvt 1(Liberamente)  Mvt 2(Larghetto)  Mvt 3(Vivace)  Mvt 4(Largo)  Mvt 5(Andante sostenuto)    Hirtenlied: Andante Pastorale    Rheinberger: Rhapsodie    Krebs: Fantasia    Schroeder: Dialoge  Mvt 1(Moderato)  Mvt 2(Andante sostenuto)  Mvt 3(Poco vivo)


 CD722: GRAND SONATAS FOR OBOE. Mark Weiger, Oboe. Francois Devienne: Sonatas in G Major and D Minor for Oboe and Piano; Jacques Christian Michel Widerkehr: Duo Sonatas in C Major and E Minor for Oboe and Piano. With Arthur Rowe, Piano.
Mark Weiger was an internationally-acclaimed oboe soloist and leader of the double-reed ensemble Wizards! His playing has been described as "appealing and beautiful" by the N.Y. Times. UPC 009414772220  ORDER NOW    Click here for cover photo and details

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Devienne Sonata in G:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Rondo)    Sonata in D Minor:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Presto)   Widerkehr: Duo in C Major  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Menuetto)  Mvt 3(Adagio)  Mvt 4(Allegro)   Duo Sonata in E Minor  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Menuetto)  Mvt 3(Adagio)  Mvt 4(Allegro)


CD723: RENDEZVOUS AND DREAMS. Peter Christ, Oboe, with the Crystal Chamber Soloists. Vazgen Muradian: Concerto for Oboe and Strings; Martin Scot Kosins: Rendezvous and Dreams (oboe & piano); John Biggs: Dance Suite (oboe & string trio); Gregory La Traille: Quintet (oboe & string quartet).
Crystal Chamber Soloists: Violins: Daniel Rouslin, Debbie Dare, Michael Grossman; Violas: Joseph Gold, Charles Noble, Abigail Stoughton; Cello: Bruce McIntosh; Piano: Lisa Bergman.
Peter Christ has performed over 2000 concerts with the Westwood Wind Quintet, which he founded in 1959. He has been first oboe with the San Diego Symphony, the Roger Wagner Chorale Orchestra, the California Chamber Symphony, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Ballet Orchestras, and performed frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the major film studio orchestras.  Click here
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“Colorful new works...” Gramophone

“Illuminating, entrancing recital…Muradian’s concertos [are] a real treasure-trove to be mined…Kosin’s movements are quite lovely—delicate and alluring…Biggs’ work deserves the widest possible exposure…LaTraille’s Quintet [gives us] scintillating, enjoyable music that enhances not only listener pleasure but intellectual stimulation as well. Who says modern music was stale? This release proves them wrong!” American Record Guide

“Christ’s musicianship is unequivocally dead-on, and the same can be said for his colleagues.” Fanfare
UPC 009414772329
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Muradian Concerto:
   Mvt 1    Mvt 2    Mvt 3    Kosins Rendezvous and Dreams:  Mvt 1 (Rendezvous for One)  Mvt 2 (Tango)  Mvt 3 (The Love I Saw But Once)  Mvt 4 (Adieu Piaf, Adieu) Mvt 5 (Morning Must Come)    Biggs Dance Suite: Mvt 1(Tango)  Mvt 2 (Waltz)  Mvt 3 (Basse Danse)  Mvt 4 (Grecian Dance)    La Traille Quintet:  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 2 (Andante)   Mvt 3 (Presto Vivo)


CD724: 20th CENTURY BRITISH MUSIC FOR OBOE & PIANO. William McMullen, Oboe; Catherine Herbener, Piano. Richard Rodney Bennett: After Syrinx I; Herbert Howells: Sonata; Gordon Jacob: Seven Bagatelles (for solo oboe); Lennox Berkeley: Sonatina; Edmund Rubbra: Sonata in C, op. 100.

William McMullen is oboist with the Moran Woodwind Quintet and oboe professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He played for many years with the New York Philharmonic. UPC 009414772428 ORDER NOW

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Bennett:
   After Syrinx 1     Howells Sonata:  Mvt 1 (Placido)   Mvt 2 (Lento)   Mvt 3 (Allegro mosso)   Mvt 4 (Epilogue)    Jacob Bagatelles:  March   Elegy   Waltz   Slow Air   Limerick   Chinese Tune   Galop    Berkeley Sonatina:  Mvt 1(Molto Moderato)   Mvt 2 (Andante)   Mvt 3 (Allegro)   Rubbra Sonata in C:  Mvt 1(Con moto)   Mvt 2 (Elegy)   Mvt 3 (Presto)

CD725: THE ROMANTIC ROAD. Mark Weiger, oboe, with Arthur Rowe, piano. Music from the Romantic period: late 1800s. Julius Röntgen: Sonata  No. 1;  Martin Grabert: Sonata in G minor, op. 52; Gustav Schreck: Sonata, op. 13; Charles-Joseph Colin: 3eme Solo de Concert, op. 40; Stanislas Verroust: 4eme Solo de Concert, op. 77. “...luscious sound…gorgeous playing. [Composers] are splendid.”American Record Guide

Mark Weiger was Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa and a prominent touring oboist. He was the founder/leader of the double-reed ensemble Wizards! Arthur Rowe is currently on the faculty of the University of Victoria in British Columbia. UPC 009414772527  ORDER NOW    Click here for cover photo and details.

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Rontgen Sonata:
  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Poco Animato)  Mvt 3(Andante)  Mvt 4(Moderato)    Grabert Sonata:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Adagio)   Mvt 3(Allegretto)    Schreck Sonata:  Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Allegro di molto)    Colin 3eme Solo de Concert: Mvt 1 (Allegro moderato) Mvt 2(Allegro)   Verroust 4eme Solo de Concert:  Mvt 1(Moderato)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Rondo)


CD726: BACH BY BERT. Oboist Humbert Lucarelli performs music by J.S. Bach: Partita in G Minor (trans from the Flute Partita in a minor), Sonata in G Minor (trans from the Sonata in a minor for flute and continuo), Sinfonias from the Easter Oratorio and Cantatas 12 and 156. "A colourful, memorable recital that boasts a deeply expressive soloist in Lucarelli. ...fine recording capturing to perfection Lucarelli's deeply expressive, plangent tone.” Laurence Vittes, Gramophone UPC 009414772626 ORDER NOW

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Sinfonia from Cantata 156
  Partita in g minor Mvt 1  (Allemande)  Mvt 2 (Corrente)  Mvt 3 (Sarabande)  Mvt 4 (Bourree Anglaise)    Sonata in g minor  Mvt 1 (Andante)  Mvt 2 (Largo e dolce)  Mvt 3 (Presto, Gigue)  Sinfonia from Easter Oratorio  Sinfonia from Cantata 12

CD727: THE POETIC OBOE. Andrea Gullickson, Oboist, with Karen Enns, piano. Robert Schumann: Drei Romanzen, op.94; Clara Schumann: Drei Romanzen, op.22; Madeleine Dring: Three Piece Suite; Andrea Clearfield: Unremembered Wings; Andre Jolivet: Serenade.

Reviewers have found Andrea Gullickson's performances marked by "passages of ghostly beauty played with transparent grace" (Santa Barbara Independent), and a "big colorful sound that she uses to make clear-headed, decisive statements."  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel). She is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. "...her oboe playing ... is some of the finest I have heard. Her tone is pure, focused, and unforced - perfectly natural sounding and effortless..." Jerry Dubins, Fanfare   "Hers is a delightful sound, supple and nicely shaped, and she plays all of the selections with flair and a good sense of dramatic impulse." American Record Guide
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R. Schumann: Drei Romanzen
  Mvt 1 (Nicht schnell)  Mvt 2  (Einfach, innig) Mvt 3  (Nicht schnell)  Dring: Three Piece Suite  Mvt 1 (Showpiece)  Mvt 2 (Romance)  Mvt 3  (Finale) Clearfield  Unremembered Wings    Jolivet: Serenade  Mvt 1  (Cantilene)  Mvt 2  (Caprice)  Mvt 3  (Intermede)  Mvt 4  (Marche burlesque)    C. Schumann: Drei Romanzen Mvt 1  (Andante molto)  Mvt 2  (Allegretto; Mit zartem Vortrag)  Mvt 3  (Leidenschaftlich schnell)

CD728: OBOE WIZARDRY. Mark Weiger, Oboe; Arthur Rowe, Piano. C.T. Lalliet: Fantasie on Flotow’s Martha; and Prelude and Variations on The Carnival of Venice; Mozart: Turkish March; Dinicu/Heifetz: Hora Staccato; Robert Stevenson: Twinkle Variations for Solo Oboe; Pietro di Simoni: Presto from Concerto in C; Martino Bitti: Sonata in C Minor; Christian Frederik Barth: Sonata Brilliant.

Mark Weiger proves on this disc that double tonguing, triple tonguing, and circular breathing are not ony possible on the oboe but can be done with musicality and panache. "With every 16th note Weiger made the music come to life" said the New York Times about a Weiger performance. "This is indeed a recording for the serious collector: interesting, original, and excellent in every way." Robert McColley, Fanfare "Mark Weiger's latest foray into the wonderful world of oboe music is a sure-fire showstopper. His sound is, as always, sweet and pliant, one of the most luxuriant on records."  Ritter, American Record Guide “Stunning virtuosity” BBC Music Magazine
The late Mark Weiger was leader of the Wizards! Double Reed Consort, which has two highly-acclaimed CDs on the Crystal label, and which has toured 22 states, Canada, and Australia. He was Oboe Professor at the University of Iowa. UPC 009414772824.
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Casimer-Theophile Lalliet: Fantaisie on Flotow's Martha
   Grigoras Dinicu/Heifitz: Hora Staccato    Martino Bitti: Sonata In C Minor Mvt 1 (Adagio)  Mvt 2  (Allegro)  Mvt 3  (Adagio)  Mvt 4  (Allegro)    W. A. Mozart: Turkish March    Pietro di Simoni: Presto from Concerto in C    Robert Stephenson: Twinkle Variations for Solo Oboe    Christian Frederik Barth: Sonata Brillant in Bb Major  Mvt 1  (Allegro)  Mvt 2  (Adagio sostenuto)  Mvt 3 (Rondo: Scherzando)    Casimer-Theophile Lalliet: Prelude and Variations on The Carnival of Venice

 

CD729: MIST OVER THE LAKE Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida, Oboe. Arthur Bliss: Conversations; Pierre-Max Dubois: Ballade Medievale; Amilcare Ponchielli: Capriccio; Leone Sinigaglia: Twelve Variations on a Theme by Franz Schubert; Napoleon Coste: Three Pieces; Joao Guilherme Ripper: Kinderszenen; Patrick Stoyanovich: Seven Short Pievces; Jan Freidlin: Mist Over the Lake.

With Rhian Kenny, flute; Andres Cárdenes, violin; Paul Silver, viola; David Premo, cello; Marina diPretoro, piano; James Ferla, guitar. Cynthia Koledo DeAlmeida has been principal oboe with the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1991. Prior to this she was associate principal oboe with the Philadelphia Orchestra.  This CD features premiere recordings of exciting contemporary works as well as beautiful pieces from past periods. “Hands down, one of the best players in the world.” American Record Guide UPC 009414772923 ORDER NOW    Click here for CD729 cover photo and details 

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Ripper: Kinderszenen
  Schumanniana  Ciranda  Maracatú    Dubois: Ballade Medievale    Bliss: Conversations  The Committee Meeting   In The Wood   In The Ballroom   Soliloquy   In The Tube at Oxford Circus     Stoyanovich: Seven Short Pieces  laid back   fast   a slow waltz   with a fast swing   ostinato   slowly   fast    Coste: Three Pieces  Divertissement Pastoral   Consolazione   Rondeau Montagnard     Sinigaglia: Twelve Variations    Ponchielli: Capriccio    Freidlin: Mist Over the Lake

 

CD820: ERIN HANNIGAN, OBOE. With Simon Sargon, piano; Scott Walzel, bassoon; Dan Florio and Drew Lang, percussion. (released May 2008)

Simon Sargon: Homage to Hafiz; Henri Dutilleux: Sonate pour Hautbois et Piano; Dan Welcher: Firewing-The Flame and the the Moth; Thomas Dunhill: Friendship’s Garland-A Suie of Five Miniatures; Simon Sargon: Haas Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano; Paul Patterson: Duologue for Oboe and Piano.

This CD has wonderful works that have become standards in the oboe repertoire plus premiere recordings of pieces also destined to become oboe masterworks. Erin Hannigan is principal oboist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. She has been guest principal oboist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In the summer, she performs with the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego, Calif., and the Music in the Mountains Festival in Durango, Colorado. “Her playing is beguiling with high level of musicianship.”  Fanfare
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Sargon:  Homage to Hafiz, Mvt. 1   Homage to Hafiz, mvt. 2   Homage to Hafiz, mvt. 3   Dutilleux: Sonata, mvt. 1   Sonata, mvt. 2   Sonata, mvt. 3   Welcher: Firewing   Dunhill: Friendship's Garland, mvt. 1   Friendship's Garland, mvt.2   Friendship's Garland, mvt. 3   Friendship's Garland, mvt. 4   Friendship's Garland, mvt. 5   Sargon: Trio, mvt. 1   Trio, mvt. 2   Trio, mvt. 3   Patterson: Duologue, mvt. 1   Duologue, mvt. 2   Duologue, mvt. 3   Duologue, mvt. 4   Duologue, mvt. 5

 

 

Zelenka, Six Chamber Sonatas for Two Oboes, Bassoon, & Continuo. (No. 3 is performed twice, once with violin & oboe, and once with 2 oboes.)  A friend of J.S. Bach and one of the most respected composers of the period, Jan Dismas Zelenka wrote these six Quatre Sonatas for two oboes (one sonata with oboe and violin), bassoon, and continuo (harpsichord and bass). Performed here by principal players from the Dallas & Houston Symphonies & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra: Erin Hannigan and Kathryn Greenbank, Oboes; Kristin Van Cleve, Violin; Benjamin Kamins, Bassoon; Timothy Pitts, Double Bass; Layton James, Harpsichord.    

CD821 (vol. 1): Sonatas 1-3  UPC 009414782120    ORDER NOW    

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Sonata No. 1  Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV
    Sonata No. 2  Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV    Sonata No. 3, version for violin, oboe, bassoon, continuo  Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV    Sonata No. 3, version for 2 oboes, bassoon, continuo   Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV

CD822 (vol. 2): Sonatas 4-6  UPC 009414782229      ORDER NOW  

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Sonata No. 4  Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV
    Sonata No. 5  Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III    Sonata No. 6  Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV

CD823: ECLECTICISM; Carolyn Hove, English Horn. Beethoven, Seven Variations on the Theme “Bei Männern, welche Liebe Fühlen” from Mozart’s Magic Flute; Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte (arr. for English horn and piano); Richard Lane, Introduction and Allegro; Patricia Morehead, Elegy; Rolf Rudin, Rezitativ und Arie; Jeffrey Rathbun, Suite for Oboe and English Horn; John Steinmetz, Suite from an Imaginary Opera. Vicki Ray, Piano; Rebecca Henderson, Oboe.
      Carolyn Hove has been solo English horn with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1988. This is her third solo recording on Crystal Records. All have met great critical acclaim. “Carolyn Hove is probably the greatist English hornist in the world today. Not only is her tone as large, liquid, and sensuous as they come, but she plays with a finess, agility, and all-encompassing musical intelligence that make her one of the most completely satisfying musicians of our time.” Jim Svejda, KUSC Radio.
UPC 009414782328.     ORDER NOW

CD823 Sound samples (mp3 files)  Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)
Beethoven: Seven Variations
    Lane: Introduction and Allegro    Morehead: Elegy    Ravel: Pavane Pour une Infante Défunte    Rudin: Rezitativ und Arie    Rathbun: Suite for Oboe and English Horn   Mvmt I   Mvmt II   Mvmt III   Mvmt IV    Steinmetz: Suite from an Imaginary Opera  Mvmt 1   Mvmt 2   Mvmt 3   Mvmt 4   Mvmt 5

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).    UPC 009414782526   ORDER NOW     Click here for more DeAlmeida CDs.

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.”

CD825 Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown. (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)
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

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. 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)


 CD871: OBOES, ENGLISH HORNS, BASSOONS, & CONTRABASSOON: MUSIC FOR DOUBLE-REED ENSEMBLE and LUKAS FOSS: Oboe Concerto. Bert Gassman, Oboe; members Los Angeles Philharmonic. J.S. Bach: Ricercar from The Musical Offering; Handel: Two Arias for Double-Reeds; Boris Pillin: Three Pieces for Double-Reed Septet; George Heussenstamm: Set for Double-Reeds; Lukas Foss: Oboe Concerto. "What a gorgeous sound!" The Instrumentalist.  "...playing of Bert Gassman is an absolute miracle. Recording of Special Merit" Stereo Review
UPC 009414787125  ORDER NOW

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Bach: Ricercar
    Handel Two Pieces:  Mvt 1 (Allegro)  Mvt 2 (Vivace)    Pillin Three Pieces:  Mvt 1 (Andante)  Mvt 2 (Allegretto)  Mvt 3(Allegro)    Heussenstamm: Set  Intro & 1   2   3   4   5     Foss: Oboe Concerto  Mvt 1(Moderato)  Mvt 2(Andante)  Mvt 3(Moderato; Allegro)


CD872: FANTASY FOR WiZARDS! Played by Wizards! A Double Reed Consort. Greg Morton: Fantasy for Wizards; Michael Curtis: A Klezmer Wedding; Michael Kibbe: Divertimento; Frederic Chopin: Waltz Brilliante; John Corina: Suite for Double Reed Quintet; Dinos Constantinides: Transformations for Oboe Alone; Louis Moreau Gottschalk: Danza, op. 33; Bela Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances; Johann Wenth: Quartette Concertante. Wizards has been called "the world series of double reed playing." This is a fascinating album featuring this ensemble of oboes, oboes d'amore, English horns, and bassoons. “Miraculous playing…magic abounds.” Fanfare  
UPC 009414787224
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Morton: Fantasy for Wizards!
    Curtis:  A Klezmer Wedding    Kibbe Divertimento:  Mvt 1 (Adagio)   Mvt 2 (March)  Mvt 3 (Andante)  Mvt 4 (Fugue)    Chopin: Waltz Brillante    Corina: Suite  Slowly   Fast   Slowly     Castles in the Air   Tender Conversation   On the Playground    Gottschalk: Danza    Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances Joc cu Bâtâ   Brâul   Pe Loc   Buciumeana   Poarca Româeasca   Maruntel    Wenth: Quartette Concertante  Allegro Ma Non Troppo   Adagio   Menuetto   Andantino

 CD874: CLASSICAL WiZARDS. Performed by WiZARDS! A Double Reed Consort. Beethoven: Trio, op. 87, for 2 Oboes and English Horn; Antonio Salieri: Variations Sulia Follia di Spagna, for 2 Oboes, 2 English Horns, & 2 Bassoons; W.A. Mozart: Impressario Overture, trans. for 3 Oboes, English Horn, 2 Bassoons, and Contra Bassoon; Johann Baptist Schenk: Quartetto for Oboe, 2 English Horns, and Bassoon; Frantisek Xaver Dussek: Parthia for 2 Oboes, 2 English Horns, and Bassoon. 
     WiZARDS! has been called "the world’s series of double reed playing." They toured throughout the U.S.and appeared at many music festivals. Their first CD received great recognition for its "miraculous playing...magic abounds." (Fanfare). The players performed in orchestras throughout the Great Lakes region and taught at colleges in Iowa City; Oshkosh, Wisconsin;Chicago, Illinois; and others. Members of the group on this CD are Mark Weiger, Andrea Gullickson, oboes; S. Blake Duncan, English horn; Greg Morton, bassoon. Assisted by Michael Ericson, oboe/English horn; Benjamin Coelho, bassoon; Michael Dicker, contrabassoon.  “Delightfully enjoyable.” American Record Guide UPC 009414787422  ORDER NOW    Click here for cover photo and details

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Beethoven Trio:
  Mvt 1 (Allegro)   Mvt 2 (Adagio)   Mvt 3 (Menuetto)   Mvt 4 (Finale)    Schenk Quartetto:  Mvt 1 (Allegro moderato)   Mvt 2(Menuetto)   Mvt 3(Un poco adagio)   Mvt 4(Rondo)    Salieri: Variations    Dussek: Parthia  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3   Mvt 4    Mozart: Impressario Overture

 

CD876: WiZARDS! FINALE Music for Double Reed Ensemble: Gilman Collier: Fantasy; Graham Powning: Sextuor; Phil Freihofner: Das Golem Part 2; Louis-Emmanuel Jadin: Nocturne No. 1 in d-moll; Ange Flégier: Quatuor; Jerzy Mlodziejowski: Kwartet; Mladen Pozajic: Tri Stavka.

Wizards! was an active performing group for 18 years until the death in 2008 of its leader and founder Mark Weiger. These seven gems come from the group’s research library of over 500 pieces. The first Crystal release by Wizards! elicited the comment from Fanfare Magazine: “Miraculous playing…magic abounds.” The magic still abounds in this one. The core group is Mark Weiger, oboe; Andrea Gullickson, oboe d’amore; S. Blake Duncan, English horn; and Greg Morton, bassoon. On some of the pieces they are joined by Jack McCauley, English horn; and Jeff Tlighman, bassoon. UPC 009414787620. >   ORDER NOW  

Sound samples (mp3 files) Click on the link to hear up to 35 seconds of the movement shown.   Jadin: Nocturne No. 1 Theme & Variations  Allegro      Flégier: Allegretto giocoso   Andante sostenuto   Allegro      Mlodziejowski: Allegretto moderato  Andante cantabile  Allegro scherzando      Pozajic: Tri Stavka  Andante  Largo  Allegretto      Collier:  Fantasy      Powning: Sextuor  Serenade: Allegro  Minuetto and Trio  Largo  Finale: Aperto      Freihofner: Das Golem Part 2    (to return to this page after listening to samples, please use your browser back button)

 

Cassettes:

C321:  OBOIST  PETER  CHRIST.     Randall Thompson:  Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, & Viola;   Vincent Persichetti:  Parable for Solo Oboe;   William Grant Still:  Miniatures for Flute, Oboe, & Piano;   William Schmidt:  The Sparrow & Mr. Avaunt" (for narrator & oboe).  "Recording of Special Merit...Excellent",   Stereo Review.   009414732149 Cassette SOLD OUT (See CD321 above)

C323:  JOHN MACK, OBOE. MOZART  Quartet in F for Oboe & Strings;   LOEFFLER:  Deux Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, & Piano.   John Mack, Oboe.   with Eunice Podis, piano;   Daniel Majeske, violin;   Abraham Skernick, viola;   Stephen Gerber, cello.   All principal players with the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra.   009414732347  Cassette  ORDER NOW

C324:  SONATAS  FOR  OBOE:   John Mack, Oboe.     Francis Poulenc & Paul Hindemith:  Sonatas for Oboe & Piano.   Also works by Planel, Murgier, Barraud, & Berghmans.  Eunice Podis, piano.    009414732446   Cassette SOLD OUT (see CD324)

C325:  JOHN  MACK,  OBOE.     Saint-Saens:  Oboe Sonata;   Schumann:  Three Romances;   Britten:  Six Metamorphoses;   Paladilhe:  Solo de Concert.   with Eunice Podis, piano.    009414732545 Cassette  SOLD OUT (See CD323 and CD324 above)

C326:  HARRY SARGOUS, OBOE.  William Bolcom,  For the Continuation of Life: Aubade;  and A Spring Concertino;  Leslie Bassett,  Dialogues;  Henry Cowell, Three Ostinati with Chorales;  Lawrence Singer, Sensazione II.   Toronto Sinfonietta, Carl St. Clair, conductor;  William Bolcom, piano;  Robert Conway, piano.    009414732644 Cassette  ORDER NOW

C354:  WEISS FAMILY WOODWINDS.  David Weiss, oboe; Dawn Weiss, flute; Abraham Weiss, bassoon.  Vivaldi: Trio Sonata;  Messiaen: Le Merle Noir;  Bourdeau: Premier Solo;  Hindemith: Oboe Sonata.   009414735447  Cassette ORDER NOW

C640:  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, Three Arias; Handel, Three Arias;  Mendelssohn, Meine Seele;  Ferdinando Fortunati, Two Romances.   009414764041  Cassette  ORDER NOW

C641:  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 à :a Montagne; Richard Cumming, Four Folk Songs; Lewis Jones, Serenade for Soprano, Oboe, and Piano.    009414764140   Cassette  ORDER NOW

C649:  BURIED TREASURES ENSEMBLE:   Adrienne Tworek-Gryta, soprano;  Ronald Richards, oboe/English horn;  Darlene Jussila, bassoon;  Carlo Pinto, piano.  music by Fortunati, Brod, Lalliet, Pinto.    009414764942  Cassette  ORDER NOW
 

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