Notes & Reviews:
Eclogue is the name of a pastoral poem that is part of bucolic poetry. The Ancient Greek word ekloge originally signified 'choice,' or 'selection.' Both meanings are appropriate for this release. It not only contains all of the chamber music written by August De Boeck for oboe and piano, but also a selection of unpretentious gems from 19th and 20th century Flemish and Belgian chamber music. Oboist Bram Nolf studied in Ghent, Rotterdam, and Paris. He is a professor at the Lemmensinstituut and the soloist of the National Orchestra of Belgium. Pianist Hans Ryckelynch studied with Johann Duijck in Ghent and with Abdel Rahman El Bacha in Paris. He is a professor at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Mons.