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Concerto for oboe and orchestra (oboe with full orchestra)

by Ross Edwards (2002)

Also known as: Bird spirit dreaming

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Performance by Diana Doherty, Sydney Symphony, Lorin Maazel from the CD [APRA - Australian Music Centre Awards 2003 nominees for best performance of an Australian work].

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Work Details

Year: 2002

Instrumentation: Solo oboe, 2 flutes (1st doubling alto flute, 2nd doubling piccolo), cor anglais, 2 clarinets (2nd doubling bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (2nd doubling contra-bassoon), 2 horns in F, percussion (2 players), harp, celesta, strings.

Duration: 24 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Professional

Dedication note: For Diana.

Commission note: Commissioned by Renata Kaldor, Andrew Kaldor for performance by Diana Doherty, Sydney Symphony.

First performance: by Diana Doherty, Sydney Symphony, Lorin Maazel — 4 Aug 02. Sydney Opera House

In one movement. Slow middle section can be performed separately.

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
2003 Classical Music Awards - Best Performance of an Australian Composition Winner Diana Doherty


Program note: Ross Edwards' "Concerto for oboe and orchestra"
by Ross Edwards
Source: the score of this work


Performances of this work

7 Sep 2023: at ANAM Concerto Competition: Round 2 (Abbotsford Convent). Featuring Louisa Breen, Alexandra King.

11 Aug 2023: at Diana Doherty performs Ross Edwards (Sydney Opera House, Concert Hall). Featuring Simone Young, Diana Doherty, Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

29 Jan 2021: at The Faun and The Firebird (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Featuring Dane Lam, Shefali Pryor, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

4 Aug 02: Sydney Opera House. Featuring Diana Doherty, Lorin Maazel, Sydney Symphony.

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