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Works for Oboe & Piano Import

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 15, 1990)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Philips Import
  • ASIN: B000026E9Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Tom Brody VINE VOICE on August 28, 2015
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SCHUMANN WORKS FOR OBOE AND PIANO is a compilation of eleven pieces, recorded on the PHILIPS label by Heinz Holliger and Alfred Brendel. Perhaps more than any other commercially available disc, this product enables the listener to drench himself in the delicious sound of the oboe. Most of the pieces are on the lugubrious side, though a couple are lively, as detailed below. Some of the same pieces can be found on disc on the DEUTCHE GRAMMOPHONE label, recorded by Martha Argerich on cello and Mischa Maisky on piano. I recommend both discs. I particularly enjoyed the addictive RASCH UND MIT FEUER, which is found on both discs.

3 ROMANCES provides NICHT SCHNELL (3 min, 55 sec), EINFACH (4 min, 49 sec), and NICHT SCHNELL (5 min, 22 sec). Of course, "nicht schnell" only means, "not fast." It is not much of a title for a piece, but that is the only title available. The first romance is slow. The oboe provides little jagged motifs, separated by a brief anthemic tune. In the second romance, oboe provides an arching melody, meaning that the tune begins on one particular note, then pirouettes a bit, and concludes on the original note. The second romance also includes a melody that is like that in a dramatic part from a Brahms symphony. Then the arching melody is reiterated. The third romance is less distinctive than the previous two romances.

ABENDLIED (2 min, 41 sec). Abendlied means evening song, can easily be guessed by any person having had a 1-hour instruction in the German language. This piece is verrrrrrrry slow. The piece is also very quiet. The piece is distinguished by the fact that the oboe provides an extended trill in the midpoint of this lugubrious composition.

ADAGIO AND ALLEGRO (9 min, 23 sec).
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This disc, well recorded in 1979, contains the 3 Romances written for the oboe and piano plus other titles, all of which can be found in other instrumentations. The playing of all of these works, all of which are gentle in concept, is sublime and well suited to Holliger's smooth style of oboe playing.

The Evening Song is a gentle piece transcribed for oboe and piano by Joachim. The Adagio and Allegro will be familiar to several in its version for horn and piano. The horn is arguably more suited to the hunting nature of the allegro section, well played by Thompson on a disc of the Strauss horn concertos, but the oboe version here is completely satisfying.

The 5 Stucke im Volkston are normally heard with cello and piano and Rostropovich has made a fine version of them. In this case, for some unexplained reason, only three of the pieces are played.

The Fantaisiestucke Opus 73 were originally written for clarinet and piano. They should not be confused with the opus 12 set for solo piano. These later pieces share the same characteristics of the rest of the program and are equally a delight.

This is a unique disc, quite unlike any other that I have heard. It is difficult to assess a recording that is now deleted and only available new at stratospheric prices. However there are used copies available which may be worth trying. The musical values of the disc are sufficiently rewarding to make such an attempt arguably worth trying. There are no alternatives and it is well past the time when this disc should be re-issued.
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This recording suffers from a flatness and two-dimensionality than makes it difficult to enjoy fully. Whatever soundstage there was on the vinyl release has completely disappeared, and the result is Brendel's piano accompaniment now seems intrusive and the solo oboe seems overly dry. Frankly, the sound of this recording was never very good, even though it was made in 1979. I would suggest taking a look at Boyd and Pires' excellent recording in 4D sound for DG.
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The oboe is remarkable in its span. What other instrument so encompasses the matinal and the crepuscular? Composers rarely lavish inspiration upon it. These works are mid-period Schumann when there were fewer bats in the belfry.

Of the works here, only the Three Romances of Opus 94 were written expressly for piano and oboe. They are hauntingly beautiful. Abendlied, Opus 85 / 12, is a transcription and tender indeed is the night. Being a practical musician, Schumann architected the other works (Opus 70, 73 & 102) so that the piano could be joined by an array of different instruments: horn, cello, didgeridoo or clarinet. While I prefer them in their cello-guise, there is much to be said for the plangency of the oboe against the keyboard. Regrettably, two of the five moments of Stücke im Volkston are omitted here. This is a puzzle. Opus 102 is alloyed with humour, wisdom and intimacy; it warrants being heard in its entirety.

Throughout this recital, Brendel plays with a fullness of tone that belies his metallic ping in more recent recordings. Holliger, needless to say, plays masterfully. The recording is excellent.

None of these works will change your life, delightful though they are.
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