BRITTEN OBOE QUARTET with NICHOLAS DANIEL

SUNDAY 18TH JUNE 2017

© Eric Richmond

© Eric Richmond

BRITTEN OBOE QUARTET with NICHOLAS DANIEL

 

 

 

E. J. Moeran

Fantasy Quartet for oboe and strings

Schubert

String Trio in Bb major, D. 581

Françaix

Quartet for cor anglais and strings

Lennox Berkeley

Oboe Quartet

Mozart

Adagio for cor anglais and strings, K580a

Mozart

Oboe Quartet in F major, K370/368b

Nicholas Daniel founded the Britten Oboe Quartet together with his colleagues and co-principals of the award-winning Britten Sinfonia. They aim to bring music of the highest quality to audiences and to explore lesser-known works, both British and from abroad, as well as standard classics such as Mozart’s oboe quartet

They will play an imaginative selection of music for oboe, cor anglais and strings. "Sunshine over rural England" was how The Times critic applauded Moeran’s fantasy quartet. Francaix’s witty charming piece suits the cor anglais to perfection, and Lennox Berkeley’s tuneful quartet is an overlooked 20th century gem.  Schubert’s gorgeous string trio movement and Mozart’s Adagio for cor anglais, and his glorious oboe quartet complete the programme.

They have recently released their first CD together. Listen to them discussing it and playing excerpts, including some of the works they play for us, on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUBpYLdBQU8

www.nicholasdaniel.co.uk/britten-oboe-quartet