Format: COMPACT DISC
Golovanov, Dimitri; Lemelin, Stéphane; Paisov, Ivan; Morandi, Pier Giorgio; Kölner Kammerorchester; Kiss, József; Hamann, Charles; City of London Sinfonia; Shcherbakova, Natalia; Tharaud, Alexandre; Schilli, Stefan; Artved, Max; Mozart Akademie; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Kosa, Gabor; Gabriel, Martin; Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Batnes, Elise; Stewart, Lisa; Johansen, Lars Holm; London Virtuosi; Georgiadis, John; Jandó, Jeno; Camden, Anthony; Hommel, Christian; Doise, Olivier; Kiss-Domonkos, Judit;
With its roots in ancient Greece and Rome, the oboe has evolved from the rustic medieval shawm and the French Baroque hautbois to become the modern instrument we know today. Italian composers provided the first works befitting of its expressive nature, and ever since, great writers such as J.S. Bach, Handel and Mozart have been inspired by the instrument’s unique, emotive qualities, using it as a medium for some of their most beautiful and delicate melodies. With an equal ability to shine in a chamber setting or to rise above an orchestra, and its distinctive timbre, expressive character and versatility, the oboe continues to be an inspirational and joyful instrument.