Canal March

The Oboe, in France

Cristina Gómez Godoy, oboe, and Michail Lifits, piano 

Works by F. Poulenc, C. Saint-Saëns, E. Bozza, A. Deslandres and J. W. Kalliwoda

Louis XIV’s France is the home of the modern oboe. From its origins as a military instrument, it went on to become a valued instrument by late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century composers. Poulenc, Saint-Saëns and Eugène Bozza gave it pride of place in their chamber repertories due to its characteristic sound, tessitura and expressiveness.

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