Oboe Works by Petr Eben
Music & Dance
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arts and Humanities
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.
International Double Reed Society Conference
Vavrikova, Marlena, "Oboe Works by Petr Eben" (2013). Faculty Scholarly Dissemination Grants. 1024.