Variations for Oboe and Piano is dedicated to my friend, pianist David Iskowitz. It follows the traditional “theme and variations” structure, in this case ten variations. Although it doesn’t contain actual quotations from other composers, there are a number of allusions to styles & composers which the listener will no doubt recognize. I premiered the piece with oboist Jeff Kahan on October 28, 2012, at the Composers' Society of Montgomery County.
Here’s a recording of a live performance by oboist Margaret Herlehy and pianist Rob Haskins from February 15, 2014 at the University of New Hampshire. Rob & Margaret have recorded the piece for an album to be released in 2017.
Variations for Oboe and Piano