YORK BOWEN (1884-1961): Oboe Sonata, Op. 85, EDMUND RUBBRA (1901-1986): Oboe Sonata, Op. 100, HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983): Oboe Sonata, BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913-1976): Temporal Variations.
Catalogue Number: 02T042
Label: Brilliant Classics
Description: Early and mid-20th century British music often has a strong evocative character, related to nature and an idealized rustic past: no wonder that the oboe, with its plaintive and melancholic tones had a strong appeal to composers of this time. A wonderfully varied collection in which all the characteristics and possibilities of the instruments and musical styles of the period are presented and only the Britten is well-known. Marika Lombardi (oboe), Nathalie Deng (piano).