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Oboesession

Pauline Oostenrijk / Ivo Jansen

Oboesession

Price: € 12.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917206227
Catnr: CC 72062
Release date: 01 January 1996
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Challenge Classics
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0608917206227
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CC 72062
Release date
01 January 1996
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About the album

Pauline Oostenrijk and Oboe are almost synonym and this is the very repertoire to show off the special qualities of this instrument. After about six years of painful unavailability this album is reissued again to be a basic key to every worthwhile collection of oboe recordings.
Hoborepertoire harmonisch gespeeld door Pauline Oostenrijk en Ivo Janssen
Oboesession uitgevoerd door hoboïste Pauline Oostenrijk en pianist Ivo Janssen, bevat hoogtepunten uit veeleisend hoborepertoire. Het zijn werken van 3 Franse componisten en 2 componisten die langdurig in Parijs woonden. De muziek toont de expressieve kwaliteiten van de hobo. Maar ook hoe de mogelijkheden en beperkingen van het instrument worden verkend in de vele Franse stromingen, die deze eeuw voortbracht. Hét perfecte repertoire dus, om de bijzondere kwaliteiten van instrument en muzikant naar voren te laten komen. Pauline Oostenrijk en Ivo Janssen laten horen dat ze dat als geen ander kunnen.

Pauline Oostenrijk studeerde aan het Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. Zij rondde daar haar studies hobo en piano af. Pauline is een internationaal geprezen hoboïste en solo-hoboïste van het Residentie Orkest in Den Haag. Ze won in 1999 de Muziekprijs van Nederland, de hoogste prijs voor klassieke musici in Nederland. Pauline maakt niet alleen muziek, maar is ook actief als schrijfster van columns en korte verhalen.

Ivo Janssen studeerde piano bij Jan Wijn aan het Sweelinck Conservatorium te Amsterdam. Bekroond met de Jacques Vonk Prijs, kon hij zijn studie voortzetten in het buitenland. Sinds zijn debuut in Het Concertgebouw van Amsterdam (1988) treedt hij regelmatig op in binnen- en buitenland. Hij werkte samen met musici als Heinrich Schiff, Nobuko Imai, Han de Vries en Charlotte Margiono. Tegenwoordig treedt Janssen vaak op met schrijfster en dichteres Anna Enquist. Zij leest haar werk voor, gelardeerd met de pianomuziek van Ivo Janssen, die werk speelt van componisten als Chopin en Brahms.
Nach langjähriger, erfolgreicher Zusammenarbeit der Oboistin Pauline Oostenrijk mit CHALLENGE CLASSICS, ist die Idee entstanden, eine 1995er-Aufnahme aus dem ehemaligen VANGUARD-Katalog zu neuem Leben zu erwecken. Handelt es sich doch um eine herausragende Einspielung der wichtigsten Oboensonaten des 20. Jahrhunderts mit ihrem Klavierpartner Ivo Janssen; ebenso expressiv wie lyrisch im Ausdruck und technisch über jeden Zweifel erhaben. Eine wahre Session für Oboe und Klavier. Inhalt: Saint-Saens (1835-1921): Sonata op. 166 (1921) / Dutilleux (*1916): Sonata (1947) / Poulenc (1899-1963): Sonata (1962) / Mihalovici (1898-1985): Sonatina op. 13 (1924) / Makoto Shinohara (*1931): Obsession (1960).

Artist(s)

Pauline Oostenrijk

In 1999, Pauline Oostenrijk received the Music Prize of the Netherlands, the highest State Award in classical music. Before that, she had already won a number of national and international prizes, among which the first prize in the Gillet oboe competition in Baltimore, resulting in a recital in Carnegie Hall, New York. She studied oboe (with Koen van Slogteren and Jan Spronk) and piano (with Willem Brons) at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and had lessons with Thomas Indermühle and Han de Vries. Her activities as a soloist and chamber musician have been recorded on a considerable number of highly acclaimed cd’s. Various composers wrote pieces for her, a.o. Louis Andriessen (To Pauline O for oboe solo). Pauline performs often with her sister,...
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In 1999, Pauline Oostenrijk received the Music Prize of the Netherlands, the highest State Award in classical music. Before that, she had already won a number of national and international prizes, among which the first prize in the Gillet oboe competition in Baltimore, resulting in a recital in Carnegie Hall, New York.
She studied oboe (with Koen van Slogteren and Jan Spronk) and piano (with Willem Brons) at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, and had lessons with Thomas Indermühle and Han de Vries.
Her activities as a soloist and chamber musician have been recorded on a considerable number of highly acclaimed cd’s. Various composers wrote pieces for her, a.o. Louis Andriessen (To Pauline O for oboe solo). Pauline performs often with her sister, the soprano Nienke Oostenrijk. For many years she was a teacher at the conservatories of Amsterdam and The Hague, until she decided to create more time for performing and... writing. Her first book, with short stories about music, was published in 2006.
Pauline Oostenrijk is solo-oboist of the Residentie Orchestra of The Hague.

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Ivo Janssen

Since his debut in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in 1988 pianist Ivo Janssen (Venlo, 1963) performs regularly in the Netherlands, and also in Germany, France, Italy, Australia and the USA. He has performed with musicians such as Heinrich Schiff, Nobuko Imai, Han de Vries and Charlotte Margiono. For Globe, Ivo Janssen made a number of recordings including Brahms, Prokofiev, Chopin Preludes op. 28 and Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis, which the Hindemith Institute considered to be the best recording by far of this work. In 1994 he started a series of concerts which will eventually include performances and recordings of the complete keyboard works by J.S. Bach. In February 1998 the first album in this series was released, on his own label VOID Classics,...
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Since his debut in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam in 1988 pianist Ivo Janssen (Venlo, 1963) performs regularly in the Netherlands, and also in Germany, France, Italy, Australia and the USA. He has performed with musicians such as Heinrich Schiff, Nobuko Imai, Han de Vries and Charlotte Margiono.
For Globe, Ivo Janssen made a number of recordings including Brahms, Prokofiev, Chopin Preludes op. 28 and Hindemith’s Ludus Tonalis, which the Hindemith Institute considered to be the best recording by far of this work.
In 1994 he started a series of concerts which will eventually include performances and recordings of the complete keyboard works by J.S. Bach. In February 1998 the first album in this series was released, on his own label VOID Classics, which was especially started for this purpose. After recordings of the Goldberg Variations, Toccatas, French and English Suites, Partitas, the Well-tempered Clavier, and much more, the cycle was completed with a recording of The Art of Fugue in January 2007. His toccata! project, that combines Bach’s toccatas with toccatas especially written by a number of contemporary Dutch composers such as Louis Andriessen, Michiel Borstlap, Leo Samama and Christina Viola Oorebeek was received with much enthusiasm, in the Netherlands as well as abroad.
Since 2014 Ivo Janssen plays recitals in Janssenbeton, music below decks, a concert hall built by himself in a concrete ammunition barge in the centre of Amsterdam. However, he has decided to stop performing for the time being in the summer of 2019.

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Composer(s)

Henri Dutilleux

Henri Dutilleux was a French composer active mainly in the second half of the 20th century. His work, which garnered international acclaim, followed in the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Albert Roussel and Olivier Messiaen, but in an idiosyncratic style. In addition to his activities as a composer, he worked as the Head of Music Production for Radio France for 18 years. He also taught at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and was twice composer in residence at the Tanglewood music centre in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts.
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Henri Dutilleux was a French composer active mainly in the second half of the 20th century. His work, which garnered international acclaim, followed in the tradition of Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy, Albert Roussel and Olivier Messiaen, but in an idiosyncratic style.
In addition to his activities as a composer, he worked as the Head of Music Production for Radio France for 18 years. He also taught at the École Normale de Musique de Paris, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique and was twice composer in residence at the Tanglewood music centre in Lenox and Stockbridge, Massachusetts.

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Camille Saint-Saëns

Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, conductor, pianist and organist. He was a musical prodigy, writing his first pieces of music at the age of four and making his concert debut at the age of ten. During this concert he astonished the audience by playing one of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven at its request. After his studying at the Conservatory of Paris he followed a career as a church organist at Saint-Merri and later La Madeleine in Paris. He was also a successful freelance composer and pianist in France and abroad. Saint-Saëns initially helped to introduce German composers such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner in France. However, from 1870 onwards anti-German sentiments began to arise in France as...
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Camille Saint-Saëns was a French composer, conductor, pianist and organist. He was a musical prodigy, writing his first pieces of music at the age of four and making his concert debut at the age of ten. During this concert he astonished the audience by playing one of the 32 piano sonatas of Beethoven at its request. After his studying at the Conservatory of Paris he followed a career as a church organist at Saint-Merri and later La Madeleine in Paris. He was also a successful freelance composer and pianist in France and abroad.
Saint-Saëns initially helped to introduce German composers such as Robert Schumann and Richard Wagner in France. However, from 1870 onwards anti-German sentiments began to arise in France as a result of the Franco-Prussian War, which enhanced support for the idea of a pro-French musical society. In 1871 Saint-Saëns consequently founded the Société Nationale de Musique together with Romain Bussine, that was devoted to the promotion of French music and organised concerts on which young composers could perform their works.
Saint-Saëns was a keen traveler, and made 179 trips to 27 different countries during his life. He favoured Algeria and Egypt, were he gained inspiration for compositions such as the Suite Algérienne and the Fifth Piano Concerto, also known as The Egyptian.
Saint-Saëns' best-known works include the First Cello Concerto, Third Symphony, the opera Samson et Dalila, Danse Macabre and Le carnaval des animaux, a humorous suite in which various animals are musically portrayed. However, he never wanted the last work to be performed, since it was contrary to his image as a serious composer.
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Francis Poulenc

Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was 'L'art pour l'art': they composed music for the sake of...
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Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc was a French composer and pianist. Poulenc's wealthy family intended him for a business career in the Rhone Poulenc family company and did not allow him to enrol at a music college. Largely self-educated musically, he studied with the pianist Ricardo Viñes, who became his mentor after the composer's parents died. Poulenc soon came under the influence of Erik Satie, under whose tutelage he became one of a group of young composers known collectively as Les Six. This group of French composers from the 1920s aimed to clear music of the impressionism of Claude Debussy, and German influences such as the Romanticism of Richard Wagner and Richard Strauss. Their motto was "L'art pour l'art": they composed music for the sake of music, without any 'meaning' or extramusical intents. In his early works Poulenc became known for his high spirits and irreverence. During the 1930s a much more serious side to his nature emerged, particularly in the religious music he composed from 1936 onwards, which he alternated with his more light-hearted works.

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Oboe passion - Arias & concertos by J.S. Bach & sons
Pauline & Nienke Oostenrijk / Amsterdam Sinfonietta / Jaap ter Linden

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