Late Romantic Works for Oboe, Viola and Piano

FELIX HAROLD WHITE (1884-1945): The Nymph’s Complaint for the Death of Her Fawn, JOSEF HOLBROOKE (1878-1958): Fairyland, Op. 57/1, CHARLES MARTIN LOEFFLER (1861-135): 2 Rhapsodies, AUGUST KLUGHARDT (1847-1902): Schilflieder, Op. 28.

Catalogue Number: 05R049

Label: Oberlin Music

Reference: OC 16-03

Format: CD

Price: $14.98

Description: Klughardt’s pieces receive their third offering in these pages in eight years so no need to mention them again. The real find is the piece by Englishman White, unfortunately only eight minutes long, which is inspired by an Andrew Marvell poem of the 17th century with its harmonic complexity, chromatic sonorities and deep emotional layers; the notes say that White composed “prolifically” - surely this can’t be the only thing he wrote worth exploring? Holbrooke’s Fairyland, from Poe's poem of the same name, weaves its spell never varying beyond andante and (a version with clarinet instead of oboe appeared last year on cpo - 01Q042). Since all of these pieces were inspired by poetry, it’s a luxury to have all the texts supplied in the booklet. Jackson Trio.


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