Modinha: Music for Oboe & Guitar | Cobra COBRA0060

Modinha: Music for Oboe & Guitar


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Label: Cobra

Cat No: COBRA0060

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 3rd November 2017



This unusual combinati on of oboe and guitar has very little original repertoire. But in this colourful collection of South American music, partly transcribed by Enno Voorhorst, the expressive lyricism of the oboe, played by Pauline Oostenrijk, and the warm, passionate and rhythmical guitar playing by Enno Voorhorst will likely inspire composers to write for this combination in the future.

The only composition on this CD originally written for oboe and guitar is Echoes (2016) by Jose Mora-Jimenez, dedicated to Pauline and Enno. For Modinha, Pauline Oostenrijk and Enno Voorhorst composed a selection of pieces that reaches from Argentina to Costa Rica and from romantic songs to intricate revolving rhythms: Latin American music. The composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti are considered heroes in their home countries and their music is played in concert-halls and on the streets.

Defining it as popular or classical, the borders are blurred but this music has found its way into the important concert venues of the world. Modinha is not only the name of one of the selected pieces but also of a nostalgic love song, which one can hear throughout the whole CD.

Oboist Pauline Oostenrijk is principal oboist of the Residentie Orchestra de Haag; the oboe d’amore she plays on several tracks especially suits the tender and nostalgic atmosphere of this love song.

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