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Recordings to celebrate the world of the oboe

by Jeremy Polmear

Most of the albums in the catalogue can be streamed/downloaded; exceptions are noted below.

The catalogue can be accessed directly for downloading at Presto Classical. This includes digital albums, which can also be seen (with more details) at

The classical site IDAGIO does streaming, but as of April 2020 has only 5 albums (Robert & Clara Schumann, Pasculli, An English Renaissance, Cor!, Great Goossens and Vive la Diffèrence).

For the rest (iTunes, Amazon digital, CD Baby, Spotify etc) you need to search the site for an album - the artist's name usually being the most reliable.

Spotify is the only site that allows you to stream complete tracks for free, though there are Ads from time to time. For some albums you can see the complete booklet notes at booklets.htm.

There are also Spotify playlists, and Following and Sharing them helps Oboe Classics.

The World of the Oboe
The download/streaming version is shorter. Type in the full album name to avoid similar titles.
Han de Vries
The Radio Recordings

For copyright reasons, this limited edition is not available for download/streaming.
Britten Metamorphoses
The performances are available, but not the 20,000-word study notes.
Orpheus Elegies
The CD has an interview with the composer about these Elegies, and an explanation of the text of each.
Ready Steady Blow!
The download/streaming version has 14 main tracks; the CD has 33, plus piano only tracks to play along with, and how to get the music.
Janet Craxton
For copyright reasons this CD is not available for download/streaming.
The art of Han de Vries
For copyright reasons only the Bach and Andriessen Concertos are available for download/streaming.
Baroque Spirit
For copyright reasons this CD is not available for download/streaming.

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