Choose to hear the soloist with piano, or hear the accompaniment alone and you become the soloist! Marvelous oboe playing by Elaine Douvas.
This wonderful album for the beginning to early intermediate oboe player includes thirteen pieces ranging from Boccherini to Grieg to Richard Strauss to William Walton. Says James Roe of The Double Reed: “With the poise of a great virtuoso, Elaine Douvas approaches these ‘easy’ pieces as she would a solo line in a great symphony. The richness of her tone, the variety in her articulation, and the beauty and clarity of her line all represent the very best example for students as they develop their concept of playing. And it’s all pretty inspiring for us professional oboists as well.”
Ms. Douvas’s extensive performance notes “are a delight, and will be inspiring to students and an important aid to teachers.”
Includes a complete printed solo part annotated with performance suggestions and access to online recordings with complete versions (with soloist) followed by piano accompaniments to each piece, minus the soloist.
Access to online audio and full sheet music for the soloist is included.
- Boccherini: Minuet
- Chandler: Three Dance Studies: Habanera, Valse Sentimentale, Magyar
- Cui: Orientale, Opus 50
- Delibes: Flower Duet (Lakme)
- Franck: Piece V
- Gluck: What is Life?
- Greensleeves, Lovely Joan
- Grieg: Norwegian Dance
- Satie: Gymnopedie No.3
- Strauss: Zueignung
- Wagner: Walther’s Prize Song
- Walton: Richard III: March, Elegy, Scherzetto
- Walton: The Children’s Suite: Trumpet Tune