Category: Featured Composers

Osmo Tapio Räihälä

Osmo Tapio Räihälä

September 14, 2015

Osmo Tapio Räihälä is a Finnish composer whose music has been performed in around two dozen countries on five continents. He has written 3 works that feature the oboe heavily, most notably his Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra. Below is further information about each oboe work kindly introduced by the composer himself. To find out more…

Charlotte Bray

Charlotte Bray

August 12, 2015

The young English composer, Charlotte Bray, has emerged as one of the leading composers of her generation. Her debut recording was released by NMC Records in 2014 and she has a busy schedule of commissions ahead of her. To date, she has written one work for oboe entitled ‘Late Snow’. Late Snow (solo oboe) Written in…

John Casken

July 29, 2015

To begin the series of featured composers in this journal, the spotlight shines on English composer, John Casken. Below you can find out about two of his compositions that feature the oboe. Most recently Apollinaire’s Bird was nominated for a Royal Philharmonic Society Award in 2015. Amethyst Deceiver (solo oboe) ‘Amethyst Deceiver’ is a short piece inspired…

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