Longing for Paradise (CD)

Deutsche Grammophon
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Albrecht Mayer, Bamberger Symphoniker, Jakub Hrůša

How do emotionally receptive, sensitive, romantic composers react when faced with the reality of war?

This thought, and the associated yearning for beauty, is the key factor common to all pieces featured on Albrecht Mayer’s new album: Richard Strauss’s notoriously difficult Oboe Concerto, written by the octogenarian composer at the end of the Second World War, is combined here with lesser-known masterworks by Elgar and Goossens as well as a new arrangement for oboe and orchestra of Ravel’s yearning Le Tombeau de Couperin.

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  • Elgar: Soliloquy for Oboe and Orchestra
  • Goossens: Oboe Concerto in one movement, Op. 45
  • Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin
  • Strauss, R: Oboe Concerto in D