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.
MACMILLAN: Tenebrae; Strathclyde Motets; Introit; Missa Brevis – Cappella Nova/ Alan Tavener – Linn Echo
A rehash of a great one.
Better image and sound than the MacMillan Royal Ballet production.
Alison Balsom – “Seraph” – Modern Concertos for Trumpet and Orch. by MacMILLAN, TAKEMITSU, ARUTUIAN & ZIMMERMAN – BBC Sym./ Renes – EMI
The young British trumpet player Alison Balsom brilliantly performs modern works that showcase her sumptuous tone and first-rate virtuosity.