KLEMENT SLAVICKÝ (1910-1999): Suite for Oboe and Piano, HANS GÁL (1890-1987): Oboe Sonata, Op. 85, PAVEL HAAS (1899-1944): Suite for Oboe and Piano, Op. 17, BOHUSLAV MARTINŮ (1890-1959): 4 Moldavian Folksongs (arr. Wilmsen and Imani), LEOŠ JANÁČEK (1854-1928): Salve Regina from Jenůfa (arr. Wilmsen and Imani).
Catalogue Number: 10T062
Description: The two unusual repertoire items here help show the wide range of the oboe in 20th-centry music. Slavicky’s four-movement suite from 1960 evinces ennui, manic energy, grief and anger and a coarse rumbustiouness while Gál (1965) is at his most lyrical, as ever showing himself as a true link in the Viennese Romantic tradition. Viola Wilmsen (oboe), Kimiko Imani (piano).