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Edwin Roxburgh: Oboe Music



A CD representing Roxburgh's oboe music from the 1960's through to today. It includes music for solo oboe, music for oboe and piano and music for solo oboe and ensemble.

The Performers: Christopher Redgate: oboe, Stephen Robbings: piano and Ensemble Expose conducted by Roger Redgate

The Music: 

Study 1 - solo oboe

Aulodie - oboe and piano

Images - oboe and piano

Eclissi - oboe and string trio

Antares - oboe and piano

Elegy - oboe, electronics and ensemble

Cantilena -  oboe and piano

Press Reviews: 

“...stylishly performed...” Paul Driver - Sunday Times

 “Christopher Redgate plays wonderfully throughout, be it in the somewhat simpler works or in the more complex and demanding ones. He gets superb support from all concerned and the whole is beautifully recorded. I was particularly delighted to listen to a disc of music for oboe without being disturbed by the various clicks or breathing noises that sometimes disfigure such collections…  

This very fine disc is an excellent survey of Roxburgh’s oboe music. It splendidly demonstrates the composer’s breadth of vision, from the straightforward to the more complex without ever losing anything of his personality.”  

Hubert Culot - MUSICWEB

 “Edwin Roxburgh is … a fine craftsman with an astute ear and a real sense of structural design. He clearly hears what he writes and has, over the years, explored the idioms and resources without ever using these dialects or expressions simply because they are on offer…given superb performances by Christopher Redgate -- the most distinguished of contemporary oboe players, with pianist Stephen Robbins and Ensemble Exposé conducted by composer Roger Redgate.

This recording, made earlier this year at Kingston University in Surrey (with its generous support) is not only exquisitely performed, but clearly and sympathetically balanced. Roxburgh well deserves it…”

Patric Standford - MUSIC AND VISION

“…the highly accomplished Christopher Redgate offers a fascinating overview of Roxburgh’s prolific and visionary output from the Sixties to the present day…”

Stephen Pritchard - THE OBSERVER

“…Roxburgh’s work is in fine hands with Redgate at the wheel.  Showing the proper feeling to give life to the works, Redgate knows when to lead and when to pull back letting other soloists have the space to add to the proceedings.  Solid source material, solid hands on, it all adds up to something special.”

Chris Spector - MIDWEST RECORD