GORDON JACOB
CD - 'Gordon Jacob Chamber Music'

Oboe Quartet
For oboe, violin, viola and cello

DATE WRITTEN1938
DEDICATED TOLeon Goossens
FIRST PERFORMANCE   4 November 1938, Aeolian Hall, London
Leon Goossens and the Philharmonic String Trio
MOVEMENTSAllegro moderato
Scherzo: Allegro moderato
Andante semplice
Rondo: Allegro molto

COMMENTS FROM CLASSICAL NOTES
In some ways a more substantial piece than either concerto, Jacob is supposed to have regarded it as one of his finest chamber works - it is a "serious" concert work, bigger in scope and character than the suites of miniatures which make up much of Jacob's chamber music, and moving from C minor to C major across its four movements. Critics admired it from the start, several commenting on the contrapuntal sophistication and demanding string writing with which Jacob put across his essentially cheerful musical ideas - noting, in particular the playful rhythmic complexity of the final Rondo - R G Bratby

CD AVAILABLE FROM
With Sarah Francis, oboe; Judith Fitton, flute; Howard Beach, harpsichord; Michael Dussek, piano; Tagore String Trio:
Castle Classics
HMV.co.uk
Tower Records, Japan
Earlier CD held by BMIC, email; performers Camarada, catalogue No.CAM 69, BMIC catalogue No.801

SHEET MUSIC/SCORE AVAILABLE FROM
Emerson online shop
Novello, email
BMIC, email, quote shelfmark H


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