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Programme Notes

My Second Oboe Quartet was promised to the Berlin Oboe Quartet after a performance which they gave of my first quartet in January 1988. Composed in the autumn of 1989, the work is, like the earlier quartet, in a single movement, with quite a complex structure of overlapping variations; but the oboe has more of a concertante role, and the music is on the whole faster and more concentrated. It lasts around 9 minutes. The first performance was given by the Berlin Oboe Quartet in a Park Lane Group Concert in the Purcell Room, London, in February 1990.

Colin Matthews

Oboe Quartet No.2

Also: Knussen's Fire. Radio 3 in concert

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Britten Oboe Quartet, Adam Walker

Oboe Quartet No.2

Also: Knussen's Fire

Britten Studio (Snape, Suffolk, United Kingdom)

Britten Oboe Quartet, Adam Walker

Oboe Quartet No.2

Ernst Krenek Institut (Krems an der Donau, Niederösterreich, Austria)

Berlin Oboe Quartet

Oboe Quartet No.2

10am

Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom)

Musicians from the RNCM

Oboe Quartet No.2

No Venue (Porvoo, Finland)

Avanti Chamber Orchestra