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EDWIN ROXBURGH: OBOE MUSIC
CHRISTOPHER REDGATE (oboe), STEPHEN ROBBINGS (piano),
ENSEMBLE EXPOSÉ

The first recordings of exquisite works for oboe with piano or chamber ensemble, performed by leading lights of the British contemporary music scene. Challenging but extremely approachable, Roxburgh's music is well worth getting to know.

CD DURATION:  66:08

AUDIO SAMPLE: Antares, for oboe and piano - beginning




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tracks:

Study 1 - solo oboe
Aulodie - oboe and piano
Images - oboe and piano
Eclissi - oboe, violin, viola, cello
Antares - oboe and piano
Elegy - oboe and chamber ensemble
Cantilena - oboe and piano

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Edwin Roxburgh... is a fine craftsman with an astute ear and a real sense of structural design... more than evident in this collection given superb performances by Christopher Redgate, the most distinguished of contemporary oboe players. This recording is not only exquisitely performed, but clearly and sympathetically balanced.” – Patric Standford (Music and Vision)

“Christopher Redgate plays wonderfully throughout... he gets superb support from all concerned and the whole is beautifully recorded. This very fine disc is an excellent survey of Roxburgh's oboe music.” – Hubert Culot (MusicWeb)

“ This particular disc is one of a welcome number recently devoted to [Roxburgh's]compositions. The instrumentalists all play with the most adroit technical and expressive control. Christopher Redgate vanquishes one virtuosic challenge after another and brings to these works an eloquent awareness of their variousness.” - Jonathan Woolf (MusicWeb)
“A progressive thinking contemporary classical composer as well as a fine player, Roxburgh's work is in fine hands with Redgate at the wheel. It all adds up to something special” – Chris Spector (Mid West Record)
“Oboists owe a huge debt to Roxburgh. The highly accomplished Christopher Redgate offers a fascinating overview of Roxburgh's prolific and visionary output.” – Stephen Pritchard (The Observer).
“Stylishly performed...Roxburgh never substitutes trickery for musicality. Study 1... and Aulodie have an admirable lyric purity” – Paul Driver (The Sunday Times)
“For superhuman technical slickness, Redgate has it sewn up. Redgate us also a considered player of lines...he walks Roxburgh;s snaking line with deft poise.” – Philip Clark (Gramophone)