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Oboe Concerto in C major

'Five Italian Oboe Concertos' (CDH55034)
Five Italian Oboe Concertos
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55034  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Movement 1: Larghetto
Movement 2: Allegro
Movement 3: Siciliana
Movement 4: Allegro giusto

Oboe Concerto in C major
An appealing Larghetto section introduces the listener to the Cimarosa Oboe Concerto which has been brilliantly arranged for modern performance by the Australian-born composer, Arthur Benjamin. The Larghetto leads into an Allegro which makes a delightful reference to the Italian opera buffa; this is followed by a Siciliano whose lovingly-drawn solo line soars over the insistent dotted rhythm that characterizes that graceful dance form. The Concerto ends with an ‘Allegro giusto’ whose perky repeated notes add to the exuberant mood of the music. Here elegance and style are combined, literally with Baroque echoes, to heart-warming effect.

from notes by Peter Lamb © 1999

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Details for CDH55034 track 13
Recording date
2 December 1987
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Five Italian Oboe Concertos (CDH55034)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: September 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  2. Five Italian Oboe Concertos (CDH88014)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: March 1989
    Deletion date: September 1999
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Superseded by CDH55034
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