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Michael Finnissy - Lost Lands
 
As well as some ensemble music the CD includes many of Michael Finnissy's works for oboe.

   
The performers are:
 
Christopher Redgate - oboe and oboe d'amore
Julian Warburton - percussion
Ian Pace - piano
Members of Topology
 
 
 
The CD is available from me or from:
 
Divine Art /Metier
CD Baby - where you can also hear clips of the music
 

The Music:
The oboe music on the CD is:

Runnin’ Wild (solo oboe) 
Moon’s Goin’ Down (solo oboe)
Dilok (oboe and Percussion)
Delal (oboe and Percussion)

Press Reviews:
 
"Virtuosic and explosive music, with a frame of reference from jazz to Kurdistan, which proves itself fully engaged with the world Pianist lan Pace, who was the star of last year's double-CD Finnissy album from METIER (4/02), takes a back seat in this latest addition to the series. It is as well recorded as ever, and offers a substantial and memorable pro gramme. This time it's Christopher Redgate, oboist in Pace's Topologies ensemble, who is featured, and Redgate's phenomenal breath and finger control is heard to startling effect in two solo pieces whose titles - Moon goin' down and Runnin' wild evoke jazz standards, while steering well clear of the clichés often found in more explicit 'crossover' music." 
Arnold Whittall   The Gramophone

"This invaluable disk in Metier’s Finnissy series focuses on woodwind instruments, notably the Oboe, or, to be more precise, the Oboe as molded, manipulated and cajoled by Christopher Redgate.  All seven pieces take as their starting point aspects of musical cultures that Finnissy views as being threatened in some way.  This is not too hard to grasp in the Azerbaijani echoes of Keroiylu of the Arabic inspired trilogy of the Dilok,Delal, and Kulamen Dilan, the first two of which find Redgate's open throated sound wonderfully evocative of the middle eastern antecedents of the Oboe, with succinct percussion support from Julian Warburton.  By contrast, it takes Finnissy's insistence that jazz is ‘an emotional state rather than a harmonic/rhythmic proscription’ to unlock the more elusive notion that the freewheeling fantasias of moons going down and running wild are blues  inspired."
Christopher Dingle  BBC Music Magazine