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Music For Oboe And Guitar

by Marios Argiros And Dimitris Dekavallas

A superbly played mix of works for oboe and guitar from different centuries and continents. Marios Argiros is well-known as a versatile solo, chamber and orchestral musician. Fellow Greek Dimitris Dekavallas is a rising star of the classical guitar world.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Bachianas Brasilieras No 5
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2. Distribuição de Flores
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3. Histoire du Tango - Bordel
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4. Histoire du Tango - Café
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5. Histoire du Tango - Nightclub
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6. Histoire du Tango - Concert d'aujourd'hui
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7. Musiques Populaires Brésiliennes - Paçoca
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8. Musiques Populaires Brésiliennes - Quebra Queixo
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9. Musiques Populaires Brésiliennes - Piazza Vittorio
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10. Consolazione - Romance Op 25
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11. Marche et Scherzo Op 33 - Marche
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12. Marche et Scherzo Op 33 - Scherzo
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13. Les Regrets - Cantabile Op 36
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14. Fifteen Original Dances - No 1
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15. Fifteen Original Dances - No 2
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16. Fifteen Original Dances - No 3
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17. Fifteen Original Dances - No 4
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18. Fifteen Original Dances - No 5
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19. Fifteen Original Dances - No 6
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20. Fifteen Original Dances - No 7
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21. Fifteen Original Dances - No 8
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22. Fifteen Original Dances - No 9
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23. Fifteen Original Dances - No 10
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24. Fifteen Original Dances - No 11
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25. Fifteen Original Dances - No 12
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26. Fifteen Original Dances - No 13
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27. Fifteen Original Dances - No 14
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28. Fifteen Original Dances - No 15
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)
Bachianas Brasilieras No 5 (1938/1945)

Villa-Lobos was born into a cultured background in Rio de Janeiro and was largely self-taught as a musician, with an individual and idiosyncratic style. He played cello, guitar and clarinet and in the early years earned his living in the café bands of Rio. He has been described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music”. The original aria was composed in 1938 and the piece expanded seven years later. This version of the Bachianas Brasilieras (translated as Brazilian Bach piece) was arranged for soprano and guitar by the composer in 1947 from his celebrated piece for soprano and 8 cellos.

Distribuição de Flores (1937)

Distribuição de Flores (Distribution of Flowers) is thought by some to be based on Greek motifs. It uses percussive effects on guitar and ancient-sounding modal scales to evoke antiquity.

Both the works performed here were dedicated to Mindinha, who was Villa-Lobos’ partner from 1936 until his death in 1959. She was herself a musician and a significant help to Villa-Lobos; from 1960 until her death in 1985 she was the director of the Museu Villa-Lobos.

Ástor Piazzolla (1921-1992)
L’Histoire du Tango (1985)
1 Bordel 1900 2 Café 1930 3 Nightclub 1960 4 Concert d’aujourd’hui

Ástor Piazzolla was an Argentine tango composer and bandoneón player. His oeuvre revolutionized the traditional tango into a new style termed ‘nuevo tango’, incorporating elements from jazz and classical music. An excellent bandoneonist, he regularly performed his own compositions with different ensembles. By the 1980s Piazzolla was wealthy enough, for the first time, to become relatively autonomous artistically, and wrote some of his most ambitious works, including L’Histoire du Tango.
In the ‘History of the Tango’ the two instrumentalists tell the history of tango in four contrasting pieces of music styled at thirty-year intervals.

Celso Machado (b 1953)
from Musiques Populaires Brésilennes
1 Paçoca (chôro) Paçoca is a staple of the Brazilian diet based on a paste of Yuca flour mixed with other sweet or savoury ingredients.
2 Quebra Queixo (chôro) Quebra Queixo is named after a Brazilian jaw-breaking chewy coconut candy.
3 Piazza Vittoria (chôro maxixe) A market place in Rome.
Celso Machado is a Brazilian world music guitarist, percussionist and multi-instrumentalist who lives in Vancouver, Canada. Considered one of the most versatile and exciting musician/composers of Brazilian music today; his guitar technique is but one of his passions; his gift for making music out of anything and everything around us is his mission in life. Drawing on his thorough study of classical guitar, Celso composes for guitar and ensemble. His remarkably innovative compositions are infused with a rich knowledge of the traditional music of Brazil.

Napoléon Coste (1805-1883)
Consolazione -Romance Op25
Marche et Scherzo Op33
Les Regrets – Cantabile Op36

Napoléon Coste, from Amondans near Besançon, was first taught the guitar by his mother, an accomplished player. In 1829, at the age of 24, he moved to Paris where he studied under Fernando Sor and quickly established himself as the leading French virtuoso guitarist. However, the demand for guitarists was in decline and, though his brilliance provided financial stability, he failed to find a publisher for his music and had to fund its publication himself. Coste broke his arm in 1863 as a result of an accident, which brought his performing career to a premature end. Napoléon Coste had a special fondness for playing on a seven-string guitar. He is known as one of the first composers to transcribe guitar music of the 17th century into modern musical notation. He died aged 77 leaving a significant catalogue of original compositions.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fifteen Original Dances

This sequence of charming dances “for Flute or Violin and Guitar”were published by Schubert’s friend and publisher Anton Diabelli who also composed music for guitar. In the original published edition Diabelli states that it “constitutes a valuable enrichment of easy chamber music for this combination of instruments.” Oboe was frequently interchangeable with flute or violin in the 18th and 19th centuries and these pieces work particularly well with oboe and guitar.


Marios Argiros is one of the most exciting and expressive players of his generation, highly respected by fellow musicians and audiences alike, whose career combines chamber music and solo and orchestral playing.

At the Royal Academy of Music he was a student of Michael Dobson and Janet Craxton and studied for two further years with Ingo Goritzki in Germany. He collaborates in chamber music with many of today’s finest players and has played at major festivals both in the UK and abroad including Aldeburgh, City of London, Cheltenham, Prague, Athens and Hong Kong with artists such as Murray Perahia, Melvyn Tan, Andrew Manze and the Lindsay and Brindisi Quartets. Solo recitals have included the Wigmore Hall and Purcell Room, and broadcasts for the BBC range from Bach to Schumann to Berio.

As soloist Marios has performed all the major oboe concertos with orchestras including Northern Sinfonia, BBC Philharmonic, Philharmonia and New Mozart Ensemble, with conductors including Sir Charles Mackerras, Jiri Belohlavek, Yan Pascal Tortelier, Thomas Zehetmair and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (a live broadcast of his own Oboe Concerto).

He has held principal oboe positions in the BBC Philharmonic and Northern Sinfonia and is much sought after as a guest principal in many major UK orchestras. He has played regularly over many years with leading conductors including Sir Georg Solti, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Charles Mackerras, and also on Baroque and Classical oboe with many leading musicians in the period instrument field, including Sir Roger Norrington, Trevor Pinnock, Christopher Hogwood, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and Andrew Manze. Marios spends several weeks a year in Athens playing principal oboe in the Athens Kamerata.

He plays an S2XL oboe by TW Howarth.

Marios pursues a parallel career as a senior level Iyengar yoga teacher and as well as teaching in the UK also runs holiday courses in Crete.

Dimitris Dekavallas was once described by Julian Bream as a “very exciting performer” and is considered one of the most talented guitarists of his generation.
Dimitris was born in Athens and began learning the guitar at the age of six at the National Conservatory, continuing at the Hellenic Conservatory where he studied with Angelos Nikolopoulos. Dimitris won 1st Prize in the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece in 2004, enabling him to come to London to study at the Royal Academy of Music under Michael Lewin, Timothy Walker and John Mills, where he won the Tebutt Exhibition. In 2007 he received his Diploma of Postgraduate Performance (Distinction) and the RAM awarded him the Blyth Watson Award at his graduation.
Dimitris gave his first public performance when he was 9 years old at the National Concert Hall of Athens and has since played in all major cities in Greece and throughout Europe. Dimitris has given recitals throughout the UK and at several International Guitar Festivals including Hermoupolis, Volos, Veria and theTirgu Mures International Guitar Festival in Romania. He has appeared as soloist with the Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie in Germany and with several orchestras in the UK.
Dimitris has won 1st prizes in many guitar competitions, including London, Athens, Veria and Volos and was the recipient of the Special Prize and Audience Prize in Bucharest in 2008.
Dimitris has played in masterclasses with musicians including John Williams, Pepe Romero, David Russell, Eliot Fisk, George Hatzinikos, Carlos Marchione, Fabio Zanon, and Carlo Domeniconi and in workshops with Sir Richard Rodney Bennett and Sir Peter Maxwell Davies.
Dimitris plays a guitar made by Greg Smallman and lives in London. His website is www.dimitrisdekavallas.com.

Recorded at Quiet Money Studios, East Sussex on 4 May and 3 June 2009.
Produced and engineered by James McMillan james@quietmoney.co.uk
CD artwork designed by Jack Ashdown www.jackashdown etc
Photos and notes by Sophie McMillan

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