Better Angels

Emily Pailthorpe - oboe
BBC Sympohny Orchestra
conducted by Martyn Brabbins
soloists of the BBC Symphony Orchestra

Richard Strauss
Oboe Concerto

Richard Blackford
Oboe Concerto; The Better Angels of our Nature


Samuel Barber
Summer Music



This new recording by virtuoso oboist Emily Pailthorpe and the BBC Symphony Orchestra brings together one of the most renowned works for oboe – Strauss's Oboe Concerto – with a new work The Better Angels of Our Nature by Richard Blackford. It also includes a rare rendition of Barber's transcendental Canzonetta for oboe and strings, published after the composer's death, and chamber music by Barber and Janacek with Pailthorpe and principal soloists of the BBC Sympohny Orchestra. The BBC SO is conducted by Martyn Brabbins.


Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Concerto for Oboe
Herbert Howells
Oboe Sonata, orch. Wallfisch


Emily Pailthorpe - oboe
English Chamber Orchestra
conducted by Benjamin Wallfisch

Paul Patterson
Phoenix Concerto

Paul Patterson's Phoenix Concerto gives solo oboist Emily Pailthorpe the character of the mythical Phoenix Firebird itself: mercurial, sensuous, mesmerising and captivating. Commissioned by David Bowerman and first performed in 2009, this is the world premiere recording.


J.S. Bach Concertos

Emily Pailthorpe - oboe and oboe d'amore
Soloists of the London Conchord Ensemble

2 CDs


Johann Sebastian Bach
Suite No 2 in B minor for flute and strings
Concerto in A major for oboe d'amore
Concerto in C minor for oboe and violin
Concerto in D minor for two violins
Brandenburg Concertos Nos 2, 4 &5

These inspiring works are performed by internationally recognised soloists and chamber musicians the London Conchord Ensemble on modern instruments and with piano.  Classic FM magazine described the sound as 'refreshing' with Gramophone praising the 'awareness of period style' and saying of the original Quartz release "... If you want stylish Bach orchestral music on modern instruments - this Bach collection could be for you".



Maurice Ravel
arr. Daniel Pailthorpe Le Tombeau de Couperin (1914-17)

Henri Dutilleux
Sonata for Oboe and Piano (1947)

Eugène Goossens
Concerto in one movement (1927)

Though Lovers Be Lost

Emily Pailthorpe - oboe
Julian Milford - piano

Benjamin Britten
Temporal Variations (1936)

Gerald Finzi
Interlude (1933-6)


This powerful CD expresses the uncertainty - and creative energy - of the period dominated by the two World Wars.  This is Pailthorpe's debut cd.


The London Supergroup performing with panache, wit and discreet sensitivity in performances which are a constant joy
— Gramophone

from Vienna

London Conchord Ensemble

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E Flat Major K452

Quintet for  Piano and Winds in E Flat Major Op. 16

London Conchord's latest recording is a double CD set presenting music from Vienna including works by Beethoven, Berg, Mozart, Schoenberg, Johann Strauss II and Zemlinksy and highlights the teacher-student connections between these ground-breaking composers.


Francis Poulenc - Complete Chamber Works

London Conchord Ensemble

Sonata for Oboe and Piano
Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano
Sextet for Piano and Winds

The ensemble clicks perfectly, the playing seemingly effortless and a regard for precision never stifling the musicians’ natural feeling for life and breath.
— BBC Music Magazine
No longeurs on these excellent discs: Poulenc’s invention is always sprightly, and the performers are vivified by it; though an outstanding item is the Elegie for Horn and Piano, in memory of Dennis Brain.
— Sunday Times
This is an extremely enjoyable set of Poulenc’s chamber music...certainly on of the best around...
— International Record Review
Above all, these performances show a joyous and intimate involvement with this immensely rewarding music, and I think Poulenc would have approved.
— American Record Guide
Even if you already own one or another Poulenc chamber music collection, this one should definitely be on your to-buy list.
— Fanfare Magazine

Oboe Divas!

Portrait of Hans Sachs on themes from Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Rossini, arr.Demersseman
'Duo Brilliant' from William Tell

Mozart, arr. Joppig
Three Operatic Duets

Beethoven, arr. Wenzl Sedlak

Tchaikovsky, arr. D Pailthorpe
Opening of Eugene Onegin

Emily Pailthorpe and Elaine Douvas - oboe
Members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
London Conchord Ensemble

the Flower Duet from Lakmé

Donizetti, arr. Brod
Duo from Lucia di Lammermoor

Variations on Mozart's 'Là ci darem la mano'

Duetto 'Bramo haver mille vite' from Ariodante


This cd, where Pailthorpe appears alongside her teacher Elaine Douvas, Principal Oboist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, explores the vocal quality of the oboe, its tradition in the opera repertoire and the operatic qualities of the artists;  a true joy for lovers of the oboe and opera alike.

This program embodies what I love about opera and music so much. It runs a wide spectrum of emotions depicted in music, from nonchalance to determination, from the carefree joy in the simple pleasures to the pursuit of forbidden love and seduction. It’s all here.
— David Schwartz, American Record Guide

For more of Emily's chamber recordings please see http://www.champshillrecords.co.uk/