Sonatas for Oboe and Violin / Andrew Blyth
The two sonatas on this disc started life as traditional sonatas with piano accompaniment. The Oboe Sonata was written for a teaching colleague, Caroline O'Donnell and is a first effort in writing a sonata. On this recording, the work is performed by Caroline's sister Annabelle. The music of the Oboe Sonata remains fairly light in character and reflects the bucolic sound of the oboe.
The Violin Sonata was written immediately after the Oboe Sonata and is an attempt at a weightier and more effectively structured piece. The three movements are presented as a progressive motion from the sombreness of the first movement to the joyousness of the third movement. In planning to record these works, I decided to arrange the piano parts-for string quartet, in the case of the Oboe Sonata, and string orchestra, in the case of the violin sonata-effectively making them small concertos.
Oboe Sonata - soloist Annabelle Badcock
soloist Annabelle Badcock
soloists Annabelle Badcock
and Justin Williams
Violin Sonata - soloist Justin Williams
8 Allegro molto
Andrew Blyth - virtual ensemble
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