<<< << -- 3 -- Ron Bierman AN UNEXPECTED PLEASURE
It can be difficult to distinguish between an oboe and an English horn. This is the perfect opportunity to prove your skill. Both instruments are played with a full rich tone by Diego Dini Carlini. Notice the slightly more open sound of the English horn in the concerto finale.
Listen -- Finale (Concertino Op 34) (track 12, 0:00-0:53)
© 2007 CPO
Conductor, soloists and chamber orchestra handle their assignments with grace and ease. Ignore CPO's unexciting CD cover. The sound is fine and the music pleasurable. Strongly recommended -- to those who, like me, are willing to run the risk of being labeled unadventurous.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to augment my wish list with a recording of Wolf-Ferrari's violin concerto and a two-disc set of his chamber music. Good job CPO!
Copyright © 6 April 2008
Ron Bierman, San Diego, USA
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Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari: Complete Wind Concertos
777 157-2 DDD Stereo NEW RELEASE 70'07" 2007 cpo
Diego Dini Ciacci, oboe, cor anglais; Paola Carlini, bassoon; Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto; Zsolt Hamar, conductor
Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948): Idilio-Concertino Op 15 in A for oboe and small orchestra (Preambola; Scherzo; Adagio; Rondo); Suite-Concertino Op 16 in F for bassoon and small orchestra (Notturno: Andante un poco mosso; Strimpellata: Presto; Canzone: Andante cantabile; Andante con moto); Concertino Op 34 in A flat for cor anglais, strings and two horns (Preludio; Capriccio; Adagio; Finale)