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C.Ph.E. Bach : Oboe Concertos

Xenia Löffler

Classical - Released January 3, 2020 | harmonia mundi

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This is billed as an album of oboe concertos by C.P.E. Bach, and indeed, oboist Xenia Löffler does justice to the pair of oboe concertos featured. These are galant-style works, with elegant melodies and plenty of examples of the melodic and harmonic surprises that made Bach's eldest son so popular in the middle of the 18th century. The variegated opening movements must have been an absolute delight for audiences of the day. However, the main attraction here is the two symphonies, from the same period (ca. 1750s), and much less played than C.P.E.'s later "Sturm und Drang" works from Hamburg. These are in major keys, but they display the composer's characteristic dramatic flair. The opening movement of the Symphony for winds, strings, and basso continuo in F major, Wq. 181, grows unexpectedly out of a lengthy unison opening, a masterstroke that gives one an idea of what Mozart, who didn't admire many other composers, admired about this one. The Symphony for 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings, and basso continuo in G major, Wq. 180, has its thematic material take shape from brilliant orchestral figuration. Doubtless in passages like these, the engineering idea was to highlight the silvery string sound of the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin under George Kallweit, and the music is stirring. Yet in the slow movements, the sound is harsh. Berlin's Teldex Studio is made to sound like a church, an odd decision in that these works were probably written for private chambers. However, this on a very short list of complaints about what is generally an exciting C.P.E. Bach album and a good place to start with the composer's early career. © TiVo
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The Oboe in Dresden (Vivaldi, Fasch, Telemann, Hasse, Platti...)

Xenia Löffler

Chamber Music - Released October 18, 2019 | Accent

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Bach : Oboe Concertos

Céline Moinet

Classical - Released September 13, 2019 | Berlin Classics

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Céline Moinet is often asked why she decided to become an oboe player. She was adamant: she did not want to play a brass or stringed instrument or even a piano – it had to be woodwind. After having begun, as most children do, with the recorder, she turned at age 7 to the oboe, which had captivated her from the word go. On her new album she takes a look at Johann Sebastian Bach: "Here, the oboe becomes the narrator". Together with the prizewinning instrumental ensemble "l’arte del mondo" under Werner Ehrhardt she combines a historically-informed orchestral sound with her modern Marigaux oboe. The musicians have recorded Bach's three oboe concertos: BWV 1059, 1053r and 1055 as well as the sinfonias to the cantatas Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen and Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis in which the solo oboe is the focus. "Bach's cantatas were my first port of call. They are a rich, sophisticated source of literature for oboists; one might say they are the quintessence of his music", says Moinet. Following on from her last album centred on Schumann's Romances she enters a very different sound world this time round, though not one that is a stranger to her: she heard Alessandro Marcello's Oboe Concerto very early on, the second movement of which Bach ornamented. "I have strong childhood memories of the work". © Berlin Classics
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Zwiegespräche (Heinz Holliger & György Kurtag)

Heinz Holliger

Classical - Released May 24, 2019 | ECM New Series

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"Zwiegespräche" is a meeting of spirits. “We compose the same way,” said György Kurtág to Heinz Holliger on hearing this recording, which emphasises works for oboe by these two major composers. Both of them reference the entire history of music in their pieces, both incorporate dedications and messages to friends and colleagues in the fabric of their work, and both draw upon literature as an inspirational source. Both, moreover, love the miniature as an expressive form; short pieces by Kurtág and Holliger are interwoven. Holliger’s sequence Airs (2015/6) is inspired by seven texts by Swiss poet Philippe Jaccottet, whose voice is heard here. Heinz Holliger turns 80 on May 21, his creativity as composer and his resourcefulness as instrumentalist undimmed. The album concludes with Holliger’s Sonate für Oboe solo, composed in 1956, and still played by its author with absolute authority. © ECM Records
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Feldman : Atlantis, String Quartett & orchestra, Oboe & Orchestra

Lucas Vis

Symphonic Music - Released October 12, 2018 | hat[now]ART

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Johann Christian Bach: Six quartettos for C. F. Abel

Thomas Fritzsch

Quartets - Released July 7, 2017 | Coviello Classics

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A Tribute to Janet (Mozart, Britten, Knussen, Françaix)

Nicholas Daniel

Chamber Music - Released June 16, 2017 | harmonia mundi

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A Tribute to Janet. The Britten Oboe Quartet here makes its recording debut with a programme of its core repertory. It naturally includes the great Mozart Quartet K.370 and Britten’s own Phantasy Op.2, but also two pieces that have a special resonance for the distinguished oboist Nicholas Daniel, because they were commissioned and premiered by Janet Craxton (1929-81), his ‘beloved teacher’ and inspiration, and her London Oboe Quartet. Thus Oliver Knussen’s Cantata (1977) and the delightful Cor Anglais Quartet of Jean Françaix add further variety to a fascinating anthology that also features Nicholas Daniel’s own completion of Mozart’s elegiac fragment K580a. © harmonia mundi
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Antonio Vivaldi : Complete Oboe Concertos

Pier Luigi Fabretti

Concertos for wind instruments - Released May 1, 2014 | Brilliant Classics

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Johann Gottlieb & Carl Heinrich Graun : Oboe Concertos

Xenia Löffler

Classical - Released January 7, 2014 | Accent

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Musique de chambre pour hautbois

Marlen Vavrikova

Classical - Released June 25, 2013 | Toccata Classics

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Charles Koechlin : Œuvres pour ensembles

Ensemble Initium, Ensemble Contraste

Chamber Music - Released August 28, 2012 | Timpani

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Sonates pour hautbois

Paolo Pollastri

Classical - Released July 1, 2012 | Brilliant Classics

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Concertos pour hautbois

Anna Starr

Classical - Released April 1, 2012 | Brilliant Classics

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J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites No. 2 & 4

Johann Sebastian Bach

Chamber Music - Released April 5, 2011 | Analekta

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Quatuors viennois pour hautbois

Ensemble Rhapsody

Chamber Music - Released May 3, 2010 | Ars Produktion

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Pièces romantiques virtuoses pour hautbois

Paul Dombrecht

Chamber Music - Released January 1, 1999 | Accent

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Vivaldi: Concerti per oboe

Ensemble Zefiro

Concertos - Released June 15, 2009 | naïve

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Fantaisies sur des thèmes d'Opéra

Ivan Paisov

Chamber Music - Released June 12, 2008 | Naxos

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Concertos pour hautbois d'amour

Thomas Stacy

Classical - Released May 27, 2008 | Naxos

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RUSSIAN OBOE (The)

Ivan Paisov

Classical - Released January 27, 2008 | Naxos

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