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Georg Philipp Telemann

Georg Philipp Telemann

Ouverture-Suite, Les Nations

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Chen Yi

Chen Yi

Elegy for Solo Oboe (SPCO commission)

My solo oboe work Elegy is commissioned by The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra for its principal oboist Cassie Pilgrim who premiered the work at the Ordway Concert Hall in St. Paul, MN on Nov. 28, 2020. Since Cassie and I share the same cultural heritage from Southern China, my oboe solo piece written for her has strong influence from Cantonese folk music material, with the folk tunes in Yifan Mode, which sounds sad and sentimental. The solo piece expresses our deep nostalgia for our loved ones, as well as our painful mourning for thousands of people who lost their lives during the COVID-19 pandemic around the world.

Chen Yi ©2020

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Violin, Two Oboes, Bassoon and Two Horns

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