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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
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
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Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear approximately
one minute of the movement shown. Not all pieces have sound samples available.
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)
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: Daniel Rouslin, Debbie Dare, Michael Grossman, violin; Joseph Gold, Charles Noble, Abigail Stoughton, viola; Bruce McIntosh, cello; Lisa Bergman, piano.
“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
“The oboe’s many facets are
explored in colourful and listener-friendly ways…Muradian’s three movements
abound in lively and lyrical writing that lends itself beautifully to this
intimate setting. Kosins’ Rendezvous and Dreams [has] considerable
panache…Biggs trips the international light fantastic to vibrant effect.
LaTraille whips up spicy melodic and rhythmic ingredients.” Gramophone
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Sound samples (uses RealPlayer) Click on the link to hear approximately one minute of
the movement shown.
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)
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