Top positive review
36 people found this helpful
Elevazione � the pick-me-up that�s too good to put down.
on 7 February 2002
When Classic FM first played Gordon Hunt's Elevazione, and announced that it was set to be in the Top 3 of the Classic FM Hall of Fame for 2002 I was not surprised in the slightest.
This is the only CD to have prompted me to submit a review to Amazon, but if you listen to this CD, sub-titled "the magic of the oboe", you will know why.
Gordon Hunt is an accomplished player and conductor, and a quick look at his oboist.co.uk web site, will show you just how much in demand he is at concerts all over the world. The CD starts with Albinoni's Allegro from the Concerto in D minor for oboe; if you were in a grumpy mood before you pressed PLAY, this will lift your spirits, and the rest of the album will not disappoint either.
The tracks have been carefully chosen, with a well-balanced programme of Albinoni, JS Bach, Marcello, Zipoli and Cimarosa lasting just under an hour.
I first listened to Gordon Hunt's Elevazione on Classic FM over the kitchen radio, whilst cooking, but then bought the CD and listened to it in the car, on the way back from the shop. It was only when I put it on the hi-fi that the real beauty of the recording came to life.
This is a CD for many moods, for relaxation, entertainment, and love.
Top 3 on Classic FM? I bet it gets to No. 1.