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Aria (1975)
Fourth movement of the Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra
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see also: the Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra

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First performed January 6, 1977, Bert Lucarelli, oboe, Connecticut String Orchestra, Renato Bonacini, conductor, Hartford, CT

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Scored for oboe soloist and string orchestra or string quintet

Duration  6 minutes

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Recordings
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Humbert Lucarelli, oboe, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Michael Barrett, conductor Koch 3-7187-2H1 (1994)
Mark Hill, oboe, and Seth Knopp, piano Albany Records TROY 890 (2006)

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Program note

The Oboe Concerto is highly theatrical virtuoso solo music for both soloist and orchestra. The dramatic and coloratura qualities of the oboe are emphasized in the fourth movement Aria. This section has a concerto-grosso aspect, with its concertino of string quartet and tutti of orchestra. The high point is a fiery oboe cadenza.

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                     — John Corigliano

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