George Caird | An English Renaissance

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An English Renaissance

by George Caird

These are five of the 'Magnificent Seven' works for oboe and strings written between 1926 and 1946, inspired by the artistry of the oboist Léon Goossens. The CD includes a 24-page booklet with notes in English, French and German; length 75:14.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Maconchy Oboe Quintet - I
4:59 album only
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2. Maconchy Oboe Quintet - II
3:40 album only
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3. Maconchy Oboe Quintet - III
3:43 album only
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4. Bliss Oboe Quintet - I
7:56 album only
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5. Bliss Oboe Quintet - II
7:45 album only
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6. Bliss Oboe Quintet - III
5:47 album only
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7. Britten Phantasy Quartet
14:09 album only
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8. Gow Quintet
14:00 album only
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9. Moeran Fantasy Quartet
13:27 album only

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Album Notes
These are five of a 'Magnificent Seven' works for oboe and strings written between 1926 and 1946, inspired by the artistry of the oboist Léon Goossens. (The other two are the Quintet by Arnold Bax and the Interlude by Gerald Finzi.)

"Let me not beat about the bush. This is one of the most important British chamber music releases for a number of years... Firstly it presents three major English chamber classics of the 20th century. Secondly it introduces two works that deserve to be seen on the same level, and last but not least this is a beautifully produced and brilliantly played recital." John France, Classical Music Web

"George Caird and his friends project the five works with a fresh quality which owes much to the quality of the recording... the tone colours he coaxes from his Püchner oboe particularly suit the variety of moods in the eight sections of Moeran's Fantasy Quartet and the remarkably attractive Quintet by Dorothy Gow. This is much more than a CD for oboe addicts. The essence and quality of these pieces is exactly what the title promises. This is for music lovers of all kinds." Denby Richards, Musical Opinion

"George Caird is a splendid soloist throughout, and the string group play with a remarkably integrated and raptly communicative ensemble style, consistently conveying their deep feeling for all this music. The recording is excellently balanced."
Ivan March, Gramophone

"This CD holds a feast of music for oboe and strings. The pieces are well programmed, the contrast of musical styles enabling one to enjoy listening to the whole CD at a sitting." Roger Lord, Double Reed News (UK)

The CD includes a 24-page booklet with notes in English, French and German; the total length is 75:14.

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