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Mark Hill gives beautiful performances of works by Americans for oboe and English horn.

It's fitting that we present a CD of American works for oboe and English horn in various chamber combinations. The song-like quality of these two instruments has made them ideal for expressing long, melancholy musical lines as well as more agitated, pithy statements. Remember how it was virtually mandatory for the slow movement of a mid-20th century American symphony to begin with a deeply introspective melody on the oboe or English horn? These chamber works express a great variety of moods and sounds and diverse, individual styles, all distinctly American. Mark Hill's versatile career has included a broad range of orchestral, chamber and solo performing along with a consistent commitment to teaching. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. He has also performed with the New York Woodwind Quintet, the Aspen Wind Quintet and Chamber Music Northwest, with a concentration on contemporary music such as found on this CD. A pupil of Ronald Roseman and Roger McDonald, Mr. Hill is Associate Professor of Oboe and Chamber Music at the University of Maryland School of Music.
George Heussenstamm, composer
Mark Hill, oboe

Dana Wilson, composer
Mark Hill, oboe, Audrey Andrist, piano

Greg D'Alessio, composer
Reflections on a song for English horn & Electronic sounds
Mark Hill, English horn

John Corigliano, composer
Mark Hill, oboe, Violaine Melancon, violin, James Stern, violin, Katherine Murdock, viola, Evelyn Elsing, cello, Robert Nairn, bass

Gunther Schuller, composer
Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Mark Hill, oboe, Seth Knop, piano

Tison Street, composer
Adagio in E Flat
Mark Hill, oboe, Violaine Melancon, violin, James Stern, violin, Katherine Murdock, viola, Evelyn Elsing, cello, Robert Nairn, bass

"A mature, substantial and highly professional accomplishment, the CD documents not only the strong repertoire Hill has chosen to bring to life, but the tremendous depth of this oboist's musicianship." (The Double Reed)

"Mark Hill...has solidly defined himself as an advocate of 20th century musical interests." (American Record Guide)
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