Music recommendations, please

My girlfriend's daughter plays both the flute and the oboe and I am interested in picking up some CD's or SACD's that feature these instruments.
Your recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
She should definitely look at the Mozart Concerto K314. It is studied, performed and recorded for both oboe and flute. She can therefore play it both ways. There are many recordings available by both instruments. There are two other Flute Concertos as well that you can usually get on the same CD (K313 and K315).

Give her a print out of these adobe format papers from the University of Colorado for some background.

Sheet music at:

There is also Mozart's Concerto for Flute and Harp which is just wonderful.

If you have a Tower Records, Borders, Barnes & Noble, there may be separate flute sections for James Galway and Jean Pierre Ramphal in many music styles. A fine Oboe player is Heinz Holliger. Mr. Ramphal also played a little jazz on the side.

If the daughter would like a little "pop" music as well, Tim Weisberg features the flute. He did some solo, and a couple with Dan Fogelberg also.
Debussy wrote two wonderful chamber pieces for flute: the Sonata for Flute, Viola, and Harp, and the Syrinx for Solo Flute. Both appear on:

Athena Ensemble: Debussy Chamber Music (Chandos CHAN-8385)

Of course, most of this CD is not flute music, but any flute student should know these two pieces, especially the Syrinx.
Emmanuel Pahud with the Berlin Baroque Soloists performing Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No 5, on the EMI Label is excellent in its' perfomance and recording quality. On the Chesky Records label, Mozart's The Flute Quartets, and Quartet for Oboe and Strings, featuring Gary Schocker(flute) and the Chester String Quartet is also very good (soundstaging is excellent). For something different, Carlos Nakai plays a Native American Flute and has numerous excellent sounding cds of Native American music as well as new age/world music.
How can anyone mention the Flute and not think of Ian Anderson : )

Actually, he has a VERY nice disc out entitled "Divinities: Twelve Dances With God". It is NOTHING like Jethro Tull, so get that out of your head right now.

Besides being an excellent recording ( i use a specific cut when demo'ing gear to check out soundstaging and image capabilities ), the music is very nice and somewhat varied. Kind of hard to categorize, but probably closest to "new age". Various tempo's and instrumentation, but of course it is quite Flute heavy. No vocals what-so-ever as it is an instrumental disc from top to bottom.

Check it out. If her daughter doesn't like it, you can always enjoy it : ) Sean
Sean, I actually did think of Ian Anderson also. I figured a young women would hear Jethro Tull and go "Yuk"!!! I was not aware of that other recording.

There is nice James Galway recording of Japanese melodies that I have on LP. It may now be on CD?? It is called something like "Songs (or Sounds) of the Seashore".

Listening to recordings of fine players on his/her instrument is probably as important as individual practice time for any aspiring young instrumentalist; your idea is terrific.

I second the recommendations of the Mozart wind concerti; every young wind player should have exposure to these, and there are several fine recordings of these:

-Karajan conducts The Mozart Wind Concertos. EMI/Angel SC-3788. Features principals of the Berlin Phil.
-Mozart, The Wind Concertos, Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Phillips 6747377.
-Mozart, Complete Wind Concertos, Opheus Chamber Orchestra. DG.
In addition, the Mozart flute quartets are wonderfull:
-The Mozart Flute Quartets(Complete) Jean Pierre Rampal. Columbia M30233.

Accessibility of the music is of the utmost importance for a young student to not lose interest. There are many, many fine recordings of great music written for the flute, but much of it can be too "heady" for young players. The beauty of Mozart is that while unquestionably music of the highest caliber, it is generally very tunefull and easy for young players to listen to. Besides Mozart, other recordings that come to mind are:

- Claude Bolling, Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano. Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute. Not exactly jazz, but certainly jazzy and VERY fun. Columbia M33233. Highly Recommended.
-Eighteenth Century Flute Duets. Music written for two flutes by Quantz, Telemann,Stamitz and Schultze. Features Jean-Pierre Rampal and the great Julius Baker. Orpheum 9419.
-Fascinatin' Rhythm, Music of George Gershwin. Arrangements of Gershwin classics featuring Julius Baker and Jeanne Baxtresser. Fanfare DFL-6006.

The collections of Mozart wind concerti obviously include the oboe concerto K.314, other oboe recordings that come to mind are:

-Double Reed Society 25th Anniversary. Features John Mack, Alex Klein, Cynthia Koledo; all principals in major US orchestras. Andre Previn, piano. Crystal Records, CD870.
-Crystal Records CD321. Features the W.G.Still "Miniatures" for flute and oboe.

If this young woman is somewhat advanced as a player, and not an absolute beginner, there is a recording on Boston records that is absolutely invaluable for a student of the oboe:

-Marcel Tabuteau Lessons. His own explanations and demonstrations of his phrasing system and other playing techniques. Tabuteau was the father of the American school of oboe playing and probably the most influential American wind player of the century. Highly recommended. Boston Records BR1017CD.

Both Crystal Records and Boston Records have their own websites.

For something different, the recordings by the group Oregon, featuring oboist and multi-reed player Paul McCandless are terrific, and can expose her to the potential of the oboe as an instrument for improvisation.

Good luck to her and encourage her to listen as much as possible. All the best.
Thank you all very much for the advice and recommendations.

You're truly wonderful!