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CD321CD321: OBOIST PETER CHRIST. With Crystal Chamber Soloists. Randall Thompson: Suite for Oboe, Clarinet, & Viola; Vincent Persichetti: Parable for Solo Oboe;   William Grant Still: Miniatures for Flute, Oboe, & Piano; William Schmidt: The Sparrow & The Amazing Mr. Avaunt. Alberto Ginastera: Duo for Flute & Oboe. "RECORDING OF SPECIAL MERIT... excellent performance" Stereo Review UPC 009414732125 BUY NOW 

Peter Christ has performed over 2000 concerts with the Westwood Wind Quintet, which he founded in 1959. He has been first oboe with the San Diego Symphony, the Roger Wagner Chorale Orchestra, the California Chamber Symphony, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Ballet Orchestras, and performed frequently with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the major film studio orchestras.   Click here for more information and details about Peter Christ.

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Thompson  Suite: Mvt 1 (Gaio)   Mvt 2 (Adagio Assai)   Mvt 3 (Allegro)   Mvt 4 (Lento Religioso)   Mvt 5 (Grave – Allegretto)     Persichetti  Parable     Ginastera  Duo: Mvt 1 (Sonata)   Mvt 2 (Pastorale)   Mvt 3 (Fuga)     Schmidt  The Sparrow and the Amazing_Mr.Avaunt:  1. The Sparrow   2. Mr. Avaunt     Still  Miniatures: Mvt 1 (I Ride an Old Paint)   Mvt 2 (Adolorido)   Mvt 3 (Jesus is a Rock in the Weary Land)   Mvt 4 (Yaravi)   Mvt 5 (A Frog Went A-Courtin’)


CD323CD323: JOHN MACK, OBOE – former principal oboe, Cleveland Orchestra. Mozart: Quartet in F;  Loeffler: Deux Rhapsodies for Oboe, Viola, and Piano; Paladilhe: Solo de Concert; Britten: Six Metamorphoses after Ovid. With the Cleveland Orchestra String Quartet, and Eunice Podis, piano. "...superb performances".   Fanfare  
UPC 009414732323
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Mozart Quartet in F:  
Mvt 1(Allegro)  Mvt 2(Adagio)  Mvt 3(Rondeau)   Loeffler Deux Rhapsodies: L'Etang   La Cornemuse (beginning at :20)    Paladilhe: Solo de Concert    Britten: Metamorphoses  Pan   Phaeton   Niobe   Bacchus   Narcissus   Arethusa


CD324 Mack for catalogCD324: JOHN MACK, OBOE.  Schumann: Three Romances; Saint-Saens: Oboe Sonata; Hindemith: Oboe Sonata; Poulenc: Oboe Sonata; also French contest pieces by Murgier, Berghmans, Planel, and Barraud. With Eunice Podis, piano. "Mack, principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, is one of the world’s major virtuosos - sheer class in all departments. Beauty of tone and security of playing are glorious." San Francisco Chronicle  UPC 009414732422   BUY NOW  
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Schumann Three Romances:  Mvt 1(Nicht Schnell)  Mvt 2(Einfach, Innig)  Mvt 3(Nicht Schnell)    Saint-Saens Oboe Sonata:  
Mvt 1(Andantino)  Mvt 2(Pastorale)  Mvt 3(Molto Allegro)    Hindemith: Mvt 1   Mvt 2    Poulenc: Sonata  Mvt 1   Mvt 2   Mvt 3    Murgier: Capriccio    Berghmans: Pavane    Planel: Serenade    Barraud: Romance


CD326-scan-for-iTunesCD326: HARRY SARGOUS, OBOE. William Bolcom: For the Continuation of Life - Aubade; and A Spring Concertino; Leslie Bassett: Dialogues; Henry Cowell: Three Ostinati with Chorales; Lawrence Singer: Sensazione II. Toronto Sinfonietta, Carl St. Clair, conductor; William Bolcom, piano; Robert Conway, piano.
"...a handsome production and a valuable one as well" Fanfare. "Sargous may be the greatest American oboist of this genre" American Record Guide
UPC 009414732620 BUY NOW

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Bolcom: For the Continuation of Life     Singer: Sensazione II     Cowell Three Ostinati: Chorale I   Ostinato I   Chorale II   Ostinato II   Chorale III   Ostinato III    Bolcom:  A Spring Concertino    Bassett: Dialogues  Flowing (begin: 35)   Assertive   Declamatory   Reflective



CD327 scanCD327: ARCHITECTURE AND ARIA - THREE CENTURIES OF THE VIRTUOSO OBOE, Harry Sargous, oboe. Bach: Sonata in G Minor for Oboe & Piano; Stefan Wolpe: Sonata for Oboe & Piano; Antonino Pasculli: Gran Concerto su Temi dall'Opera; Andrew Mead: Scena for Solo Oboe; with Laura Ward, piano. “...gratifying to hear; extraordinary instrumental abilities” American Record Guide.
UPC 009414732729 BUY NOW

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Bach Sonata in G Minor:  Mvt 1(Andante)   
Mvt 2(Siciliano)  Mvt 3(Presto)    Wolpe Sonata: Mvt 1(Tanz) (begin :32)   Mvt 2(Molto Adagio)   Mvt 3(Embittered)   Mvt 4(Allegro con grazia)    Pasculli: Gran Concerto (begin 1:15)    Mead: Scena


CD328-scan-for-iTunesCD328: CAROLYN HOVE, ENGLISH HORN & OBOE. Hindemith: Sonate für Englisch Horn und Klavier; Vincent Persichetti: Parable for Solo English Horn; Elliott Carter: Pastoral for English Horn and Piano; Esa-Pekka Salonen: Second Meeting for Oboe & Piano; John Marvin: Five Pieces for English Horn & Piano; Thomas Stevens: Triangles IV for English Horn. Carolyn Hove is solo English horn with Los Angeles Philharmonic. With Gloria Cheng, piano. “Sensational” InTune Magazine
UPC 009414732828 BUY NOW

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Hindemith Sonata:  Mvt 1(Langsam)   Mvt 2(Allegro Pesante)   Mvt 3(Moderato) 
(begin: 30)   Mvt 4(Scherzo, Schnell)  Mvt 5(Moderato)   Mvt 6(Allegro Pesante)   Salonen: Second Meeting   Marvin: Five Pieces  Exposition