French composer, Robert Planel (1908-1994) was the son of composer and founder of the Music School of Montelimar, Alphonse Planel. Planel junior was an exceptionally accomplished musician, reflected in his composition Chanson Romantique for Oboe and Piano.
Published in 1954, Chanson Romantique is a sublime legato piece for intermediate level oboists. The piece reflects its title through use of an expressive melody, slow tempo, variations in rhythm, use of the lower register and a contrasting 6/8 section. Planel's Chanson Romantique is an exciting addition to the repertoire of the Oboe and cannot be missed by aspiring oboists.