Vilém Veverka, Ultimate W Band
Catalogue Number: SU 4286-2
Published: 9th October 2020
Genre: Chamber Music
Format: 1 CD
Johann Sebastian Bach - Air, Erbarme Dich. Ástor Piazzolla - Oblivion, Libertango. Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe, Romanza Quartiere. Miroslav Žbirka - The Ballad of Field Birds. Marián Varga / Joseph Haydn - Concerto in D. Led Zeppelin - Kashmir. Zdenek Merta - Bluesy, Martin Hybler - Kickdown, Best Beat Vivaldi (after Vivaldi's Oboe Concerto in F major, RV 455).
Vilém Veverka - oboe, Ultimate W Band. Pavel Šporcl - violin (guest), Martin Hybler, Zdenek Merta - piano (guest)
The name Vilém Veverka is familiar to everyone who has fallen for the enchanting tone of the oboe. His path to virtuosity commenced with accolades at international competitions, and continued with gaining experience with the Berliner Philharmoniker, performances with chamber formations (Ensemble Berlin Prag, PhiHarmonia Octet), and building up an extensive repertoire, ranging from Baroque to contemporary works, a number of which he himself has premiered. Yet Vilém's horizon is even wider - his ambition is to present the oboe in a context different from that which we are accustomed to. Following several "classical" summits (Telemann, Britten, Vivaldi, Zelenka, Bach, etc.), he has made another of his dreams come true in the form of this crossover album. It would seem that the need to transcend borders is deeply encoded in his DNA. And so you will find side by side Bach, the "classics" of the second half of the 20th century (Morricone, Piazzolla, Žbirka, etc.), and also compositions Martin Hybler wrote for the present album. Everything has been thought through, every single detail refined. As Vilém himself put it, the recording documents "the compulsion of a performer to seek new paths unceasingly", it is "a report on a new beginning, on the next of a series of horizons beheld."
Next horizon - a journey beyond the borders of the customary