Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Imaginative and intelligent programming from the Britten Oboe Quartet

© Eric Richmond

The Britten Oboe Quartet performed a varied programme as part of the Strings Attached Coffee Concerts series.

Britten Oboe Quartet
Nicholas Daniel - oboe/cor anglais
Jacqueline Shave - violin
Clare Finnimore - viola
Caroline Dearnley - cello

Elgar - Andante and Allegro for Oboe and String trio
Knussen - Cantata for Oboe and String Trio
Mozart - Adagio for Cor Anglais and String Trio, K580a
Britten - Phantasy for Oboe and String Trio in F minor, Op. 2
Lutyens - O Absalom, Op. 122
L. Berkeley - String Trio, Op. 19
Mozart - Oboe Quartet in F major, K370

Brighton Corn Exchange, Sunday 22 February 2015.

'The smooth liquid tones of Daniel’s cor anglais was the perfect palate cleanser'.

'They took the recapitulation from a delightfully controlled pianissimo to a rousing yet poised finish'.
'An imaginative and intelligent programme, performed with great commitment and a real desire to communicate'.

Read my full review here.

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