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English Oboe Concertos
Gordon Jacob, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst
English Oboe Concertos
Genre: Classical
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All Artists: Gordon Jacob, Edward Elgar, Gustav Holst, Eugene Goossens, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Stephen Bell, Elgar Chamber Orchestra
Title: English Oboe Concertos
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Asv Living Era
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 2/24/2004
Genre: Classical
Styles: Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Sonatas, Historical Periods, Classical (c.1770-1830), Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Instruments, Reeds & Winds
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 743625117325

CD Reviews

The English countryside in music
jsa | San Diego, CA United States | 01/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There's 67 minutes of wonderful English pastoral music on this disc, starting with the less known Gordon Jacob's Concerto for Oboe & Strings & concluding with Vaughan Williams' Oboe Concerto. In between are compositions for oboe by Elgar, Holst & Goosens. They're all very, very good (Holst's "A Fugal Concerto" is an old favorite of mine), but I especially enjoyed the concerto by Jacobs, which I was unfamiliar with. It is a first class piece of writing all the way, very engaging.

The players are outstanding, the recording quality is excellent & I loved the cover which tells the whole story here -- a flock of sheep making their way through an English village. Very highly recommended!"