Robert Schumann: Works for Oboe and Piano (Jeno Jando, piano / Jozsef Kiss, oboe)
Here are three good reasons for listening to this CD today:
1) My latest assignment in music theory is to write a piano accompaniment to a short melody played by a wind instrument, so I'm exploring the way that this kind of thing has been done by composers who, unlike me, actually knew what they were doing.
2) My favorite instruments in the whole world are piano and oboe.
3) Schumann is my friend.
I'm listening to this CD on naxos.com, but I think I like the Holliger/Brendel CD (snippets available on Amazon.com) better. It's slower, softer, more velvety (to use a wine-tasting word I encountered this weekend), and more ... human.