Dubois: Chamber Music
Label: TOCCATA CLASSICS
Format: COMPACT DISC
Surgik, Gustavo; Yamahata, Renie; Budapest Strings; Varadi, Antal; Dubois, Carole; Vallin, Arnaud; Martignoni, Jean-Philippe; Lencsés, Lajos; Parisii Quartet; Lobet, Dominique; Lencses, Leo
The music of Théodore Dubois (1837–1924) has rather been overshadowed by that of other French composers of the same period, not least Fauré and Saint-Saëns. But Dubois does not deserve his relative neglect: not only was he a superlative craftsman, but he could also unfold a fetching melody and had a strong sense of musical narrative. This recital of chamber works for oboe and strings is noteworthy for a further quality, one often underestimated: much of the music is, quite simply, charming.