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Lukas Foss: "Oboe Concerto"

April 21, 2017

 Oboe Concerto

  1. Moderato

  2. Andante (on a Sicilian Folksong)

  3. Moderato, Allegro

Lukas Foss

Born: August 15, 1922, Berlin, Germany

Died: February 1, 2009, New York, New York

Instrumentation: Chamber Orchestra

Composed: 1948

Arranged: WIlliam E. Rhoads, 1952

Duration: 20 minutes

 

Lukas Foss’ Oboe Concerto was composed in 1948 for solo oboe and chamber orchestra. Much like its contemporary, the Richard Strauss Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, the winds of the chamber orchestra function much as soloists themselves. A student of Hindemith’s while at Yale University, Foss is known for his Neo-Classical style, and this concerto is no exception. The gorgeous second movement is based on a Sicilian folk song, featuring the theme first in an opening clarinet solo, and later in the, oboe in a rhapsodic, cadenza-like ending.

 - Nancy Ambrose King

 

Lucas Foss, Concerto for Oboe, arr. William E. Rhoads

Temple University Wind Symphony, Emily Threinen, conductor

Meghan Woodard, oboe
 

Lucas Foss, Concerto for Oboe, I. Moderato - Allegro

Prague Chamber Orchestra, Kypros Markou, conductor

Nancy Ambrose King, oboe

 

Lucas Foss, Concerto for Oboe, II. Andante (On a Sicilian Folk Song)

Prague Chamber Orchestra, Kypros Markou, conductor

Nancy Ambrose King, oboe

 

Lucas Foss, Concerto for Oboe, III. Moderato - Allegro

Prague Chamber Orchestra, Kypros Markou, conductor

Nancy Ambrose King, oboe

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