On March 12, the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Symphony presents Tobias Picker's enchanting work for oboe and orchestra Romances and Interludes. The concert features soloist Stephanie Caulder with David Martynuik conducting. Written in 1989,Romances and Interludes was commissioned by the Houston Symphony and its music director Christoph Eschenbach for principle oboist Robert Atherholt. Eschenbach and Atherholt presented the world premiere in 1990.
Romances and Interludes was inspired by Robert Schumann’s Drei Romanzen for oboe and piano. Composed by Schumann in 1849, Drei Romanzen is the only contribution of an original solo work by a major Romantic composer to the entire 19th-century oboe literature. Picker embedded these pieces in his own composition which flows breathlessly through a succession of romances and interludes introduced by a prelude. In April, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Symphony tours Romances and Interludes to the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts in Bowie, MD.
Precise details on the concert are located at www.iup.edu.
For more information about Tobias Picker visit www.tobiaspicker.com or www.schott-music.com.
Romances and Interludes (1989)
for oboe and orchestra
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