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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