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Twentieth Century Oboe Concertos
Alex Klein, oboe
Czech National Symphony Orchestra
Paul Freeman, conductor
Cedille Records CDR 90000 079

"This disc is a model of sensitive artistry, enterprising repertoire selection, and superlative engineering. It just doesn't get any better." (

Alex Klein presents world premiere recordings of two works written expressly for him: fellow Brazilian native Marco Aurélio Yano's vibrant and exotic Oboe Concerto (1991) and Polish composer Pawel Sydor's dramatic "Virtuti Militari" (1992), a musical fable of individual heroism under social repression. Completing the program is a cornerstone of twentieth-century oboe repertoire, Bohuslav Martinu's 1955 Concerto: a thoroughly distinctive, neoclassical delight.
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PROGRAM (81:37)


Bohuslav Martinu (1890-1959)
Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra (1955) (15:44)
1. I. Moderato (4:50)
2. II. Poco Andante (6:18)
3. III. Poco Allegro (4:29)

Pawel Sydor (b. 1970)
4. Virtuti Militari (Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra) (1992) (27:50)


Marco Aurelio Yano (1963-1991)
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (1991) (37:44)
1. I. (In Memoriam) (10:01)
2. II. Serenata (11:58)
3. III. Frevo (15:32)

Producers: Alex Klein & James Ginsburg Engineer: Bill Maylone Graphic Design: Melanie Germond and Pete Goldlust Cover: "Instrumentos de Amor e Morte" from the series, Torsos, by Antonio Henrique Amaral; oil on canvas; 180 cm x 180 cm; 1995. Collection of the artist. Recorded: June 16-20, 2003 at the studios of ICN-Polyart, Prague, Czech Republic Publishers: Martinu 1983 Les Editions Max Eschig (SACEM) administered by BMG Songs, Inc. (ASCAP). / Sydor 1992 Pawel B. Sydor / Yano 1991 Marco A. Yano