Friday, February 8, 2008

Althea Ifeka, Nigerian Oboist, Favors Baroque Period & 20th Century

Three months ago AfriClassical posted: “Althea Ifeka, Nigerian Oboist of 18th & 20th Century Works”. Here is a summary of the post, presented as a Black History Month Resource:

Althea Ifeka is an oboe soloist who was born in Nigeria and specializes in works from the Baroque period and the 20th century. Now based in London, England, she performs actively as a concerto soloist, duo recitalist and chamber ensemble player. Althea's CD From Leipzig To London; Oboe Classics CC2013 (2006) is given this introduction at her website,

“This CD explores the innovative role of J.S. Bach in creating the earliest duo sonatas, by presenting three sonatas now known to date from his Leipzig period performed on the oboe, oboe d'amore and cor anglais and harpsichord. The demise of the oboe as a solo instrument and the complete demise of the harpsichord during the nineteenth century were overturned in the twentieth as both instruments made impressive comebacks.”

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