Greatest Hits of All Time


Catalogue No: MSV 28513
EAN/UPC: 809730851322
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Release Date: October 2009
Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 56:15

Redgate is acknowledged by many to be the no. 1 oboist in contemporary music today. This new recording of works by British composers brings the very best of new music including the utterly superb title track by Michael Finnissy, the almost romantic piece by Howard Skempton and major contributions from Clarke, Fox and Roger Redgate, who also conducts Ensemble Exposé.

Track Listing

    Roger Redgate:

  1. Quintet for Oboe and Strings (5:59)
  2. Michael Finnissy:

  3. Greatest Hits of All Time (13:09)
  4. Roger Redgate:

  5. Eperons (5:28)
  6. Christopher Fox:

  7. Oboe Quintet (14:42)
  8. Howard Skempton:

  9. Garland for Oboe and String Trio (2:24)
  10. Michael Finnissy:

  11. Ceci n’est pas une forme (5:34)
  12. James Clarke:

  13. Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet (8:15)



This is an excellent disc of well written and imaginative repertoire. Christopher Redgate’s playing is dazzling throughout, and the ensembles with whom he performs are similarly excellent. RECORDING OF THE MONTH DECEMBER 2009

” —Carla Rees
Music & Vision

A stimulating recital of challenging recent pieces…all played by Christopher, the masterly virtuoso. Excellently recorded with clarity, this is a recital to capture a wide range of interest

” —Patric Standford
The Sunday Times

[The title track by Finnissy is] fascinating. The other works are so good that the disc title is warranted none the less. Redgate plays with tremendous zest.

” —Paul Driver
The Guardian

A stylistic survey of the demands that British music can make today… Redgate’s command of the whole spectrum of effects is extraordinary; the disc is sometimes challenging, but always engrossing.

” —Andrew Clements
Classical Music

What links [the diverse works] is Christopher Redgate’s virtuosic oboe playing

Double Reed News

For a composer it is the greatest gift one could receive when an oboist of such artistic fervor and intellectual vision as Christopher Redgate proclaims his occupation of this fresh and vital new territory. This CD is a remarkable statement and an example of oboe playing for a new age. With an ambassador as brilliant as Christopher Redgate, the oboe has become a leading instrument in the evolution of classical music

” —Edwin Roxburgh
The Wire

If [in the Finnissy], the point is to reclaim authenticity from material expressively blunted through over-exposure, it’s a point powerfully made… Christopher Fox’s elegant Oboe Quintet weaves enigmatic note patterns…

” —Philip Clark
American Record Guide

This program makes high demands on listeners… not for the faint of heart, not for the timid. As a musician and performer, I recognize the high level of technical achievement here but this is the type of music that demands more of us that just passively expecting beauty to arise from a work of art. Worth finding. The music challenges us, and everyone needs to be challenged now and again.

” —Schwartz