Britten Sinfonia Archive
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Concerto for oboe and strings in a minor; MACMILLAN: One for chamber orchestra; Oboe Concerto; BRITTEN: Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was – Nicholas Daniel, oboe/ Britten Sinfonia/James MacMillan – Harmonia mundi
Lovely playing and a fine recording of familiar and new works for oboe.
BACH-SITKOVETSKY: Goldberg Variations – Britten Sinfonia /Thomas Gould – Harmonia mundi
A Bach transcription for string orchestra that satisfies.
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: On Wenlock Edge; 10 Blake Songs; JONATHAN DOVE: The End; WARLOCK: The Curlew – Mark Padmore, tenor/ Nicholas Daniel, oboe/ Huw Watkins, p./ Britten Sinfonia/ Jacqueline Shave – Harmonia mundi
A ravishing experience of incredible music, presented in near perfection.
TONU KORVITS: Kreek’s Notebook; The night is darkening round me; ARTURS MASKATS: Lacrimosa; Prayer to the night; PETERIS PLAKIDIS: In memoriam; Mirage – William Mason, organ/ Choir of Royal Holloway/ Britten Sinfonia/ Rupert Hough – Hyperion
More variety is needed on this release, but the performances are all you could ask for.