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Meditations: Oboe & Harp at the Opera / Céline Moinet, oboe, English horn; Sarah Christ, harp

Album Summary

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Andante Sostenuto, for oboe & harp (or piano) in F minor
>Pasculli, Antonio : Homage to Bellini
>Schubert, Franz : Andante for piano, in C major, D. 29
>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : Entr'acte, for flute (or violin) & harp (or guitar) (from "Le medecin de son honneur")
>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
>Honegger, Arthur : Antigone
>Godard, Benjamin : Jocelyn
>Bord, Henri : Fantasia on "Aria della pazzia" from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", for oboe & piano, Op. 57
>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde
>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser
>Pasculli, Antonio : Fantasy for Oboe and Piano on themes from Donizetti's "Poliuto"
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Notes & Reviews:

Before the days of recordings, transcriptions were the only way outside of the concert hall for listeners to enjoy popular compositions of the period. These transcriptions ranged from versions for solo piano to various chamber combinations, and often were remarkably virtuosic. Operas were a rich musical source, and they provide the thematic backbone of this album featuring some of the most famous scenes in the Romantic opera repertoire. With its unusual instrumental combination of oboe and harp, this enchanting collection featuring oboist Céline Moinet and harpist Sarah Christ centers round the evergreen Meditation from Massenet's opera Thaïs.

International Record Review, May 2014
[Moinet] has compiled her visiting card with considerable ingenuity and a minimum of barrel-scraping...[She] is flawless throughout: her sound is a delight, her techique impeccable and her stamina - especially in Pasculli - superhuman...Oboe, harp and recording are here all perfect: this is a joyous and frankly outstanding disc.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (05/2013).



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Works Details

>Donizetti, Gaetano : Andante Sostenuto, for oboe & harp (or piano) in F minor
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Pasculli, Antonio : Homage to Bellini
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet
  • Running Time: 8 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Schubert, Franz : Andante for piano, in C major, D. 29
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/09/1812

>Ibert, Jacques [Composer] : Entr'acte, for flute (or violin) & harp (or guitar) (from "Le médecin de son honneur")
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Massenet, Jules : Meditation (from "Thaïs")
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Honegger, Arthur : Antigone :: Musique de scène
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1924-1927

>Godard, Benjamin : Jocelyn
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Bord, Henri : Fantasia on "Aria della pazzia" from Donizetti's "Lucia di Lammermoor", for oboe & piano, Op. 57
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Wagner, Richard : Tristan und Isolde :: Act 3. Mélodie du berger
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1857-1859

>Wagner, Richard : Tannhäuser :: Act 3. O du mein holder Abendstern
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1843-1865

>Pasculli, Antonio : Fantasy for Oboe and Piano on themes from Donizetti's "Poliuto"
  • Performers: Sarah Christ (Harp); Céline Moinet (Oboe)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic