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Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-05-15 23:41

When I was growing up, I was guided into violin because my mother's father had played it, apparently pretty well. My first owned record was a 33rpm (remember those?) of Heifetz encores . That greatly influenced me and I loved to listen to it. Later, my college teacher was French, and his style also influenced me. I love many of the great violin concertos to this day, although they no longer move me like my favorite brass works; tastes change as you get older.

But I am now searching for inspirational oboe literature. I love the sound of the instrument or I would not be putting the effort into it that I am. I just listened to the Strauss oboe concerto by a well known oboeist and have no argument with musicality or technique. It is the concerto itself that doesn't really move me. I can say almost similar things with the Strauss horn concerti, that yeah they are neat and really ring my "horn chimes" but I like the tone poems just so much better. I'd much rather get to play horn on Don Juan than Strauss #1.

So for oboe, what should I seek out and listen to? I'm not that nuts about baroque and pre-baroque, to start with (having played too much of that in my earlier violin years.) What is out there that I just don't know about, that I can use to ring my oboe chimes? I tend towards romantic, impressionistic, not wildly atonal and not "technique show-off" pieces.

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 Re: repertoire
Author: ckoboe777 
Date:   2017-05-16 08:15

Here are some of my favorite recordings of some of the highlights of the oboe repertoire:

Brahms Violin Concerto 2nd Mvmt (Brahms/ Cleveland/ John Mack):

Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel/ New York/ Liang Wang):

The Flower Clock (an oboe concerto) (Francaix/ London/ John deLancie)

Schubert 9th Symphony (Schubert/ Boston/ John Ferillo)

Assorted Bach (Bach/ Yale/ Robert Bloom)

Brahms 1st Symphony (particularly 2nd an 4th mvmd) (Brahms/ Philly/ Richard Woodhams)

Mozart Oboe Concerto (Mozart/ Cleveland/ John Mack)

Mozart Oboe Quartet (John Ferillo)

Whole Bunch of Joe Robinson (former principal of NY Phil)

Short snippet of Strauss Second Mvmt w/ Richard Woodhams:

plus many, many more


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 Re: repertoire
Author: mberkowski 
Date:   2017-05-16 22:19

If you weren't quite taken by the Strauss, perhaps you should give the Vaughan Williams oboe concerto a try. It is lyrical, pastoral, and romantic in that vaguely "English Nautical" way characteristic of much of the composer's work, and generally a lot less flashy than the Strauss, despite the 3rd movement being quite virtuosic.

The Mozart oboe quartet was previously mentioned, which I'd jump to recommend as well. And to that list I would also add the Beethoven Trio Op87 for 2 Oboes and Cor Anglais. It isn't quite Beethoven as he was edging into romantic tendencies, but it's a standout of oboe chamber music nonetheless.


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 Re: repertoire
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2017-05-18 05:19

Poulenc oboe sonata, Saint Saens oboe Sonata, Hindemith Oboe Sonata, Eugene Goossens Oboe Concerto, Martinu Oboe Concerto, Bellini Oboe Concerto, Mozart Oboe Concerto or the quartet..... Any of the Bach Cantatas or Passions etc ( I know you said you are not particularly keen on Baroque, but that is the period the soul of the oboe developed. The list is endless...

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 Re: repertoire
Author: EaubeauHorn 
Date:   2017-05-29 01:46

Great lists! Thank you!

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