Sunday, August 6, 2017

Oboe Relaxation

Repeat Sunday classical music post:

Richard Strauss
On this Tales classical weekend Sunday I present a piece I had just come across that is so pleasant and relaxing, appropriate for a Sunday morning.  Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto in D-Major. Richard Strauss was a German composer and conductor in the late Romantic/early Modern eras of music. 

This was one of the last works Strauss composed in 1945.  This beautiful concerto has 3 movements: 1. Allegro Moderato 2. Andante and 3. Allegro Vivace.

Jose Antonio Masmano
I thank oboist Jose Antonio Masmano for this video on You Tube, who you can hear as the solo Oboist in this recording. Bravo, Jose for a beautiful performance! On twitter you can follow Jose Antonio Masmano here @OboeMasmano  On his twitter page, Jose describes himself in Spanish: "Oboe y Corno Ingles en la Orquesta Ciudad de Granada. Profesor Conservatorio Superior de Aragón."

For a relaxing Sunday, or for any day that you may be a little on edge and need some relaxation, this oboe concerto should do the trick.  Please turn up the volume and sit back and enjoy.

Richard Strauss: Concerto for Oboe and small orchestra in D-Major:


James Denton said...

Would love to hear what you have to say about my CD with 1985 Van Cliburn Gold Medalist and friend of 32 years, José Feghali!

James R. Denton, cello & José Feghali, piano: Lives

Big Mike said...

yes, I would love to hear James. Is that the name of your CD "Lives"? I went on You Tube and couldn't locaste.. I just listened to Van Cliburn Gold medalist Jose Feghali--very moving, exquisite pianist! I will search and find & anxious to listen. Thanks, JD!

Jim said...

"Lives" is the name of the CD and it is available on my website at, at iTunes, at Amazon, at CD Baby, and at Google Player. There are links to my disc for streaming at everyone of those places directly from my website. There is no YouTube version . . . yet!

Big Mike said...

Thanks big Jim. I will definitely check it out!!!
Keep up the great cello playing! :-))

Big Mike said...

Jim I heard clips of your album Lives with Jose Fegahli on I Tunes -so beautiful... I didn't realize the cello and piano could sound so wonderful I had to go to your site and buy the CD ... can't wait to get. What moving beautiful music you and Jose produced together. Thanks!