Brilliant Classics, CD, Benjamin Britten, Herbert Norman Howells, York Bowen, Charles Edmund Rubbra
Early 20th century British music often has a strong evocative character, related to nature and an idealized rustic past: no wonder that the oboe, with its plaintive and melancholic tones had a strong appeal to composers of this time.
This new recording presents some fine compositions for oboe and piano by major English composers: Edmund Rubbra, York Bowen, Benjamin Britten and Herbert Howells. A wonderfully varied collection in which all the characteristics and possibilities of the instruments and musical styles of the period are presented.
Italian oboist Marika Lombardi studied with Pierre Pierlot, Maurice Bourgue, Hansjörg Schellenberger and Sergiu Celibidache. She won several First prizes at international competitions.
Excellent liner notes in both English and French.