Composer: Daniel Baldwin, Michael Dewar Head, Peter Hope, André Previn
Performer: Andare Trio, Dorota Cegielska, Tomasz Bartoszek, Agata Piotrowska-Bartoszek
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 202 MB
Head: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
01. I. Allegro. Crisp & Lively
02. II. Andantino quasi allegretto
03. III. Allegro vivace
Hope: Four Sketches for oboe, bassoon & piano (2002)
04. No. 1, Prelude
05. No. 2, Scherzo
06. No. 3, Arioso
07. No. 4, Dance
08. I. Andante drammatico
09 .II. Kiva
10. III. Espeleta
Previn: Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
11. I. Lively
12. II. Slow
13. III. Jaunty
British composer Michael Head (1900–1976) initially studied piano with Jean Adair, a student of famous Clara Schumann, and vocal performance with Fritz Marston. It was only in 1919 that he began studying composition in the class of Prof. Frederick Corder after he had been admitted to the Royal Academy of Music in London as a Sir Michael Costa scholarship holder. After completing his education, Head lectured at that university for many years.
Peter Hope, born in 1930, is another representative of the British school of composers on the present album, also known under the pseudonym William Gardner. He gained fame as an outstanding arranger (he worked with the BBC Concert Orchestra on a number of occasions and orchestrated pieces by composers linked to the American film industry, e.g. John Williams, James Horner, or Laurence Rosenthal). Despite the fact that he has dealt mainly with arrangements and transcriptions throughout his career, his compositional output can be considered impressive.
André Previn (1929–2019) is mainly associated as a world-famous conductor, pianist, and promoter of outstanding violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. In this context, his compositional output seems to be unjustly forgotten.