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Ralph Vaughan Williams, James MacMillan: Oboe Concertos - Nicholas Daniel (oboe); Nicholas Daniel (cor anglais); Britten Sinfonia
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  1. Oboe Concerto in A minor
  2. One, for chamber orchestra
  3. Oboe Concerto
  4. Suite on English folk tunes (A time there was), for orchestra, Op. 90
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It is the 1944 Oboe Concerto of Ralph Vaughan Williams, so distant from the terrors of war and so congruent in its combination of reed-instrument soloist and pastoral signs, that gets top billing here. That's natural enough; it's a crowd-pleasing work, and because star oboists are a rare breed, it's not as often heard as other works by this composer. The big news here, however, is that the other oboe concerto on the program, the 2010 Oboe Concerto of Scots composer James MacMillan, just might inspire the evolution of a few ...

Ralph Vaughan Williams, James MacMillan: Oboe Concertos 2015, Harmonia Mundi

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