Marc Fink & Francis Karp

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Heard On Midday Classics with Norman Gilliland

Norman welcomes oboist Marc Fink and pianist France Karp to the WPR performance studio in Madison.

Marc Fink recently retired from the University of Wisconsin School of Music after 40 years. He’s performing with the Madison Symphony Orchestra who will be playing music from Scandinavia with guest violinist Sara Chang this weekend, November 7-9, 2014.

Fink shows off the capabilities of the Oboe with “oboe as the call to war” (Camille Saint-Saëns, Samson and Delilah), “oboe as the duck” (Sergei Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf), oboe as the seducer” (Richard Strauss, Don Juan), and “oboe as the story teller” (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade) (Benjamin Britten, 3 of the 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid). Finally, they perform Carl Nielsen’s Romance and Humoresque for Oboe and Piano.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host

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