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This recording offers a fascinating survey of Russian oboe music spanning over 150 years. Though now widely neglected, Johann-Heinrich Luft held an important position as an oboist in 19th century Russia and was the acknowledged founder of the Russian school of oboe-playing. From music by Rimsky-Korsakov, including a dazzling transcription of Flight of the Bumble-Bee, to the more nearly contemporary, all these compositions bring to the fore the lyrical qualities of the instrument and the virtuosity of the performer.

Luft, Johann-Heinrich

  Fantasy on the Russian Folk Themes, Op. 12
1.   Fantasy on the Russian Folk Themes, Op. 12 00:14:54

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich

  Oboe Variation in G Minor (arr. for oboe and piano)
2.   Oboe Variation in G Minor (arr. for oboe and piano) 00:08:59

Glière, Reinhold

  Pieces, Op. 35 (excerpts)
3.   No. 3. Song 00:02:31
4.   No. 4. Andante 00:02:55

Asafiev, Boris Vladimirovich

  Oboe Sonatina
5.   I. Allegro moderato 00:02:23
6.   II. Scherzo 00:01:44
7.   III. Andante moderato 00:03:33
8.   IV. Finale: Rondo 00:02:20

Tcherepnin, Nikolai

  Sketches for Wind Instruments, Op. 45
9.   No. 3. Molto sostenuto e tranquillo 00:03:53
10.   No. 4. Molto sostenuto 00:02:47

Dranishnikova, Marina

11.   Poeme 00:07:15

Gorlov, Nikolai Borisovitch

12.   I. Sonatina 00:04:49
13.   II. Vocalise 00:03:54
14.   III. Scherzo 00:02:39

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich

  The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumble-bee
15.   The Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumble - bee 00:01:23

Total Playing Time: 01:05:59

Asafiev, Boris Vladimirovich; Dranishnikova, Marina; Glière, Reinhold; Gorlov, Nikolai Borisovitch; Luft, Johann-Heinrich; Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay Andreyevich; Tcherepnin, Nikolai

Paisov, Ivan; Shcherbakova, Natalia

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Contemporary; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570596

Barcode: 0747313059676

Physical Release: 01/2008

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