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Graun, Telemann, Krebs: Oboe Concertos (FLAC)

Graun, Telemann, Krebs: Oboe Concertos (FLAC)
Graun, Telemann, Krebs: Oboe Concertos (FLAC)

Composer: Johann Gottlieb Graun, Georg Philipp Telemann, Johann Ludwig Krebs
Performer: Alexander van Wijnkoop, Thomas Furl
Orchestra: Camerata Bern
Conductor: Heinz Holliger
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: Archiv
Size: 298 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01-03. Graun – Concerto in C minor for Oboe, Strings and Continuo
04-07. Telemann – Concerto in A major for Oboe d’amore, Strings and Continuo
08-10. Krebs – Concerto in B minir for Harpsichord, Oboe, Strings and Continuo

Diana Doherty-A True Performer

I’m glad that someone still has this Diana Doherty CD in stock. I wasn’t aware that she had made this recording, having heard the Haydn concerto on ABC Classic FM, the Australian national Classical Music Station last weekend (3rd Nov. 2012). It really needs to be re-released as it was made early in her career and has the freshness of approach to any piece she plays. I assure you that she still has this enthusiasm. I have her Australian recordings (ABC Classics) which show her beautiful tone and agility on the oboe. My wife and I had the great pleasure of hearing her play with the Queensland Youth Symphony here in Brisbane last year and she also involves herself totally with the music physically as well as in technique, but this never detracts from but rather enhances her performances. There was a vacant seat next to us in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre Concert Hall and imagine the surprise when after her performance she sat there! We had a great chat. She is such a down to earth person who is a true artist without any ‘airs and graces’. Professionally, besides her recordings, solo recitals and concerto performances, Ms Doherty is Principal Oboist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. She also performs with and helps young musicians of all ages e.g. the QYS above. I wholeheartedly recommend any of her recordings or concerts.

Excellent Background into Oboe Usage in 18th Century

Line notes are very informative. Didn’t know that oboe didn’t come into formal usage as we know of it until mid-17th Century in France. No wonder that country still produces best of this instrument.
Thus, here we have four concertos for oboe and orchestra from 17th C, two from beginning and two towards the end.
Learned that Vivaldi wrote 11 concertos for oboe plus two more for oboe and orchestra. The one on this recording is from 1716 and features in the third movement ample rythm for the wonderful solo work which are framed by the tuttis.
Although introduced to Marcello here and fascinated to learn that Bach transcripted much of his harpsichord pieces for Duke Ernst at Weimar. Intense oboe piece of melancholy and stillness.
Haydn’s Concerto in C is under dispute it seems for his composition, but as notes state: “would by no means be displeased with its subsequent attribution to him.” Ending Rondo is excellent.
Interesting that Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C was not discovered until 1949, since for years it was under the form of his Concerto in D major for flute, which he had transposed it. Originally written for Fereiendi, principal oboeist at Salzburg Orchestra, it is light and charming, with very bright finale.

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