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New Swiss Talents - Roland Perrenoud (NST 1/1979)

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Roland Perrenoud was born in La-Chaux-de-Fonds in western Switzerland on 10 October 1949. He studied at the La-Chaux-de-Fonds Conservatory and at the Music Academy of Freiburg im Breisgau in West Germany.

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He was engaged as oboe soloist with the Groningen Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands in 1974, and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Netherlands Radio and Television from 1975-78. Perrenoud was finalist at the Munich International Competition for Music Performers in 1976, and winner of the 1978 Soloist's Competition of the Swiss Musicians' Association.

Musical content

1. Benjamin Britten: "Pan", "Niobe", "Narcissus" and "Arethusa". From 6 Metamorphoses after Ovid for Solo Oboe, op. 49
Roland Perrenoud, oboe
Live recording on the occasion of the Soloists' Competiton of the Swiss Musicians' Association in La-Chaux-de-Fonds on 26 August 1978
2. Michel Wiblé: Interlude for Oboe and Piano
Roland Perrenoud, oboe; Wally Staempfli, piano
Recorded at Studio Lausanne (French-Swiss Radio), 28 October 1978
3. George Frederick Handel: Sonata no. 1 in C minor for Oboe and Harpischord
Roland Perrenoud, oboe; Nicole Hostettler, harpischord; Philippe Mermoud, cello
Recorded at Studio Lausanne (French-Swiss Radio) on 12 October 1978

Production information

Musica Helvetica. New Swiss Talents NST 1. Roland Perrenoud (oboe). Produced 1979 for SBC / SRI by Lance Tschannen.

Background information

Switzerland is a small alpine nation shaped and influenced by great cultural cross-currents that have swept through Europe over centuries. Out of elements of diversity, the people of this country have forged a distinctly Swiss identity. And music is one of its most eloquent expressions. "Musica Helvetica" explores different facets of music in Switzerland from its earliest beginnings to the latest works of modern Swiss composers, from folk music to rock and jazz. This historical series span the years 1973 to 1998. These recordings are not available.

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