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Oboe Classics for the Advanced Player

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Book/CD Pack Oboe
Composed by Various. Sheet music with CD. Music Minus One. Classical, Contest. Softcover with CD. 24 pages. Music Minus One #MMO3413. Published by Music Minus One (HL.400147).

Item Number: HL.400147

ISBN 9781596153608. 9.25x12.0x0.221 inches.

Virtuoso Douvas of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra continues the Oboe Classics series with these wonderful advanced-level solos on oboe. These cover the range from Baroque (Handel) to Twentieth Century Modernism (Hindemith), and includes two virtually unknown Romantic Era 'Solos de Concert' by Stanislas Verroust. A magnificent collection and a tremendous opportunity to advance to the highest levels of achievement. As a special bonus, this album includes a separate book containing the rare piano accompaniments to the Verroust 'Solos de Concert.' Includes a complete solo part printed on high-quality ivory paper, annotated with performance suggestions and a compact disc with complete versions (with soloist) followed by piano accompaniments to each piece, minus the soloist. Also includes a bonus book of piano accompaniments to the Verroust Solos de Concert. Performed by by Elaine Douvas, oboe Accompaniment: Erik Nielsen, piano.

  • Sonata for Oboe and Piano in G minor, op. 1, no. 6  Performed by George Frideric Handel
  • 2nd Solo de Concert in G minor, op. 74  Performed by Stanislas Verroust
  • Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1938): II. Sehr langsam  Performed by Paul Hindemith
  • Pastorale, op. 38  Performed by Howard Hanson
  • Escales Nr. 2: 'Tunis et Nefta'  Performed by Jacques Ibert
  • 3rd Solo de Concert in F major, op. 76  Performed by Stanislas Verroust
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Paris, FR
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  • January 30, 2011 Incredible

    This series is incredible. Ms. Douvas is quite open about how she disagrees with the titles of the MMO series. Rather than naming them Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced, she likes to call them "Encores," "Advanced" and "Professional." The recordings are gems.

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  • 4

    New Zealand
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  • January 26, 2010 A better review.

    I have always liked Douvas' tone quality. Very rich and lush. Unlike a more traditional English tone (usually more reedy), and possibly not ideal for baroque style. The value of her instructional approach probably depends on ones own previous teaching but I have found it usful.

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  • April 15, 2009 Awful Playing

    Talking down to your possible customers is not going to sell. Most oboists will have come across the Verroust. Standard of performance really should be improved before making any more recordings. How much rehearsal time? Maybe more might be helpful.

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