'Jennifer Paull gives sparkling performances.'
The oboe d'amore revitalised-
with BASIL RAMSEY
Jennifer Paull - who writes for Music & Vision occasionally
- has had a love affair with the oboe d'amore for much of her
life, playing professionally in the UK for years before moving on. This
set of three records cuts a swathe through the repertoire, particularly
highlighting pieces sbe has commissioned to swell a rather lean repertoire
of music for oboe d'amore and piano.
Record one is devoted to music by two late 17th century French
player- composers whose facility with short dance pieces has enabled Jennifer
Paull to follow the composers' own suggestion to play on winds, thus
demonstrating the oboe d'amore's facility with this mannered and
fascinating music, plus use of imagery and ornamentation in the Tableaux
Galants style. Louis de Caix d'Hervelois and Marin Marais were
both masters of the bass viol, and indeed of composition. This elegant and
often flamboyant music is infectious to the ear if not necessarily to the
senses. Jennifer Paull gives sparkling performances [listen
- track 5, 00:00-01:00].
Copyright © 8 July 2000
Basil Ramsey, Eastwood, Essex, UK
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