Husband and wife duo Catherine and Christopher celebrate their 25th year of musical partnership with this disc of world premiere recordings of works which have been borrowed or transcribed for oboe and piano, including 3 pieces by Richard Strauss which were arranged specially for this CD.
Let the music take you along quiet forest paths, to magical castles and sparkling Viennese balls. Featuring a sonata by Mozart, and operatic works by Glinka and Richard Strauss, this disc showcases the oboe's lyrical and virtuosic sides in an intimate chamber music setting.
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Richard Strauss: Auf Stillem Waldespfad; Andante, Op.3 No.1; Largo, Op.3 No.3; Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier; Improvisation, Op.18
Mikhail Glinka (Wind Swept Doors (Prince Kholmsky); Zavaronok; Romance of Antonida; Waltz (Ivan Sussanin); Ludmilla's Cavatine; Dances (Russlan and Ludmilla)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonata for Oboe and Piano in C major, after Piano Trio K.548
WHR052 Digital Booklet (PDF)
Recorded: 8th & 9th July 2017, Wyastone Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, UKFront Cover: Moon: I (Catherine Tanner-Williams)Booklet design: Willowhayne RecordsOboe: Marigaux 901Piano: Steinway Model DRecording Engineering & Production: Jim UnwinAssistant Engineer: Peter JacksonExecutive Producers: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-PalmerTotal Duration: 78:08
"Oboist Catherine and pianist Christopher's latest work of Strauss, Glinka and Mozart is mature, with impressive depth and range." - MU Review
"The musical rapport and impeccable ensemble on this charming CD are testament to the long musical association of oboist Catherine Tanner-Williams and her husband Christopher Williams... Throughout, Catherine Tanner-Williams plays with an unaffected and direct musicality, accompanied with a deft and lucid touch by her husband, Christopher." - David Cowley, Double Reed News