Oboist James Turnbull and I have just finished recording our second disc at Champs Hill. Our first disc there, ‘The English Oboe: Rediscovered’, was very well received: ‘there is no disputing the technical facility of James Turnbull or the warm, sensitive pianism of Libby Burgess’ from Stephen Pritchard in the Observer (complete review here).
The new disc is again focused on English music, but this time featuring more off-the-beaten-track repertoire by contemporary and recent composers Jonathan Dove, Helen Grime, Anthony Powers, Richard Rodney Bennett, and David Matthews. The programme features lots of influences of airs, blues and dances… Watch this space for the title of the disc!
Meanwhile, here’s a track from The English Oboe: Rediscovered – the first movement, Con moto, of Rubbra’s Sonata in C for oboe and piano, Op 100.