BENJAMIN GODARD (1849-1895): Légende Pastorale, Op. 138, THOMAS ATTWOOD WALMISLEY (1814-1856): Sonatine No. 1, MICHAEL HEAD (1900-1976): Gavotte, Elegiac Dance and Presto, FRANCIS POULENC (1899-1963): Oboe Sonata, MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937): Pièce en forme de Habanera, GRIGORAS DINICU (1889-1949): Hora Staccato.
Catalogue Number: 10S033
Description: Walmisley and Head wrote their pieces 97 years apart but both are fine examples of the pastoral theme of this album and Godard’s ten-minute song without words is touchingly elegiac, all three works together making up well more than half of the program in timing. Katsuya Watanabe (oboe), Ulugbek Palvanov (piano).