This unusual combination of oboe and guitar has very little original repertoire. But in this colorful collection of South American music, partly transcribed by Enno Voorhorst, the expressive lyricism of the oboe, played by Pauline Oostenrijk, and the warm, passionate and rhythmical guitar playing by Enno Voorhorst will likely inspire composers to write for this combination in the future.
With this album 'Modinha' Pauline Oostenrijk and Enno Voorhorst composed a selection of pieces that reach from Argentina to Costa Rica and from romantic songs to intricate revolving rhythms of Latin American music. The composers Heitor Villa-Lobos, Astor Piazzolla and Egberto Gismonti are considered heroes in their home countries. Their music is played in concert halls and also on the streets. Defining it as popular or classical, the borders are blurred, but this music has found its way into the important concert venues of the world. Modinha is not only the name of one of the selected pieces, but also of a nostalgic love song. The oboe d'amore that Pauline Oostenrijk plays on several tracks especially suits the tender and nostalgic atmosphere of this love song.