Canadian Works for Oboe & Piano

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Canadian Works for Oboe and Piano is a sweeping compilation of fine Canadian repertoire for oboe and piano from the past 70 years. A celebration in honor of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the collection highlights the oboe’s personal, singing quality and is unified by the lyrical essence of all the works. This recording includes several Canadian oboe classics, three new works created especially for this project, three new arrangements of existing pieces, and a few interesting discoveries, including the world premiere of a work written some 40 years ago by a major composer but never performed live. The album features an even mix of sonatas, shorter stand-alone works, and what could be considered suites. With one exception, all the works on these discs are receiving their first recorded performances here. Charles “Chip” Hamann is principal oboe of Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra and adjunct professor of oboe at the University of Ottawa School of Music. He is a frequent guest principal oboe of some of the world’s finest ensembles, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and Québec’s Les Violons du Roy. Mr. Hamann’s 2010 recording of the Saint-Saëns Oboe Sonata with pianist Stéphane Lemelin on Naxos received the Critic’s Choice award by Gramophone Magazine. He is also heard as soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and violinist Pinchas Zukerman in the Bach Concerto for oboe and violin, BWV 1060 on the 2016 Baroque Treasury album for Analekta. Pianist Frédéric Lacroix is a member of the University of Ottawa School of Music piano and composition faculty and has been heard as a soloist, chamber musician and collaborative pianist throughout North America, Europe and Asia. He is a specialist in the study and performance of keyboard music on period instruments, particularly the fortepiano.
Item number CMCCD 24117
Barcode 773811241176
Release date 6/9/2017
Category Classical Music
Number of units 2
Arranger Lacroix, Frédéric
Classical Artist Hamann, Charles
Disc: 1
Oboe Sonata00:12:00
1 Oboe Sonata: I. Gently Flowing 00:05:53 Lacroix, Frédéric Hamann, Charles
2 Oboe Sonata: II. Sicilienne. Quite Slowly 00:02:39 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
3 Oboe Sonata: III. Allegro 00:02:50 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Sonatine Pastorale00:06:00
4 Sonatine pastorale: I. Andante 00:03:29 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
5 Sonatine pastorale: II. Poco adagio 00:03:04 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Sonata Breve No. 400:14:00
6 Sonata breve No. 4: I. Moderato 00:06:44 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
7 Sonata breve No. 4: II. Largo espressivo - Allegro 00:06:54 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
8 Filigree 00:08:21 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Incantation, Op. 2800:06:00
9 Incantation, Op. 28 00:06:20 Lacroix, Frédéric Hamann, Charles
3 Fantasies00:10:00
10 3 Fantasies for Oboe & Piano: No. 1, Pesante - All 00:05:02 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
11 3 Fantasies for Oboe & Piano: No. 2, Andante molto 00:04:45 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
12 3 Fantasies for Oboe & Piano: No. 3, Allegro moder 00:04:00 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
13 Vocalise for Oboe & Piano 00:06:23 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Shizen (3 Nature Sketches from Japan)00:07:00
14 Shizen (3 Nature Sketches from Japan): No. 1, Wind 00:02:08 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
15 Shizen (3 Nature Sketches from Japan): No. 2, Medi 00:03:18 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
16 Shizen (3 Nature Sketches from Japan): No. 3, The 00:02:08 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Disc: 2
Lyric Sonata00:19:00
1 Lyric Sonata: I. Allegro 00:06:00 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
2 Lyric Sonata: II. Espressivo, rubato 00:07:06 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
3 Lyric Sonata: III. Moderato 00:06:08 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Oboe Concerto (arr. for oboe and piano)00:05:00
4 Oboe Concerto (Arr. for Oboe & Piano): II. Calla L 00:05:12 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Twitter Études No. 200:04:00
5 Twitter Études No. 2: I. Repeated Notes 00:00:39 Hamann, Charles
6 Twitter Études No. 2: II. Stationary Control 00:00:27 Hamann, Charles
7 Twitter Études No. 2: III. Double Reed Blues 00:01:16 Hamann, Charles
8 Twitter Études No. 2: IV. A Flourish 00:00:24 Hamann, Charles
9 Twitter Études No. 2: V. Why I Love the Oboe 00:01:51 Hamann, Charles
10 Twitter Études No. 2: VI. Disjunct Motion 00:01:10 Hamann, Charles
Élégie automnale00:05:00
11 Élégie automnale for Oboe & Piano 00:05:29 Hamann, Charles
4 Cantos00:11:00
12 4 Cantos for Oboe & Piano: No. 1, — 00:02:08 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
13 4 Cantos for Oboe & Piano: No. 2, — 00:02:48 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
14 4 Cantos for Oboe & Piano: No. 3, — 00:03:06 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
15 4 Cantos for Oboe & Piano: No. 4, — 00:02:40 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
Sinfonietta: Canzona (arr. F. Lacroix for oboe and00:04:00
16 Sinfonietta: Canzona (Arr. F. Lacroix for Oboe & P 00:04:06 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
17 Sonatine for Oboe & Piano: I. Lent 00:03:31 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
18 Sonatine for Oboe & Piano: II. Scherzando, as Jazz 00:01:53 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
19 Sonatine for Oboe & Piano: III. Lentement 00:04:19 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
20 Sonatine for Oboe & Piano: IV. Vif 00:02:38 Hamann, Charles Lacroix, Frédéric
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