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Patterson, P.: Phoenix Concerto / Vaughan Williams, R.: Oboe Concerto in A minor / Howells, H.: Oboe Sonata
Emily Pailthorpe is a young prize-winning oboist, trained at the Juilliard School in New York, who plays with an exceptionally sweet and pure tone. Here she offers three British oboe concertos, the first of which, by Paul Patterson, was commissioned for her. -Gramophone
Delius, F. / Ireland, J.: Songs (arr. for cello and piano) (J. Lloyd Webber, Jiaxin Cheng, Lenehan)
This disc brings together songs of Delius and Ireland arranged for cello and piano by Lloyd Webber, some of which are premiere in this form. It's a timely addition to the catalogue on the eve of Delius's 150th anniversary, and John Ireland's 50th. -BBC Music Magazine
Thorvaldsdottir, A.: Hrim / hidden / Dreaming / Streaming Arhythmia (Rhizoma) (Bjarnason)
Dreaming is the first of two minor masterpieces, a sprawling and deeply atmospheric canvas washed over by elemental waves of sound swishing enigmatically over prolonged or static bass chords.