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Title

Oboe Works by Petr Eben

Department

Music & Dance

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities

Abstract

I will present oboe works by a Czech composer, Petr Eben (1929 - 2007) at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Oxford, Ohio, will not only increase awareness of fine European composer, but will also promote Grand Valley State University at a prestigeous international event. Each year, the IDRS Conference attracts over 1000 oboists and bassoonists from across the whole world. Eben established his reputation as a well respected musician in Europe. Some of his organ works are performed in the United States, but most of his music is yet to be discovered. Eben was a visiting professor of composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and a composer-in-residence at the Darlington International Summer School. He also served as a Professor of Composition and president of the Praguue Spring Music Festival. For his contributions, Eben was awarded country's highest honor for artists by President Vaclav Havel. I will perform three of his oboe compositions: Sonata for oboe and piano, Miniatures for oboe and piano, and Amoroso for oboe and piano.

Conference Name

International Double Reed Society Conference

Conference Location

Oxford, Ohio

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