Cristina Gómez Godoy, oboe, and Michail Lifits, pianoThe Oboe, an Overview (I). France
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.