New Music for a New Oboe Vol.1 | Metier MSV28529

New Music for a New Oboe Vol.1


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Label: Metier

Cat No: MSV28529

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 11th February 2013



Christopher Redgate (oboe)
Michael Finnissy (piano)
Stephen Robbings (piano)


Finnissy, Michael

Awaz-e Niyaz

Roxburgh, Edwin

The Well Tempered Oboe


Christopher Redgate (oboe)
Michael Finnissy (piano)
Stephen Robbings (piano)


This recording features two newly developed instruments. The Howarth-Redgate 21st Century Oboe was developed jointly by British oboe maker Howarth of London and soloist Christopher Redgate. The Lupophon, a new bass oboe, is featured in the Finnissy piece.

The CD booklet notes contain a highly informative essay by Redgate on the development process.

For over thirty years Christopher Redgate has specialised in contemporary repertoire and has performed across Europe as well as the USA, China and Australia. As a performer he has significantly developed several aspects of oboe technique, leading him to a re-evaluation of a number of performance practices.

His concerts frequently include solo improvisations, which allow him to further explore the more extreme areas of the oboe. Many composers have written for him, including Michael Finnissy, Richard Barrett, Sam Hayden, Roger Redgate, Edwin Roxburgh, Christopher Fox, James Clarke, Paul Archbold, Dorothy Ker, Michael Young, Fabrice Fitch, David Gorton, Rob Keeley, Joe Cutler, Edward Cowie and Gwyn Pritchard. He gives regular masterclasses for oboists and composer workshops at colleges and universities around the world.

He has recorded extensively and many recordings can be found on the Metier and the Oboe Classics labels. He has contributed articles to Contemporary Music Review and to many of the professional double reed journals.

Edwin Roxburgh: The Well Tempered Oboe
Christopher Redgate (oboe) / Stephen Robbings (piano)

Michael Finnissy: ¬w‚z-e Niy‚z
Christopher Redgate (oboe) / Michael Finnissy (piano)

Total Playing Time: 79.54

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