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Bart Schneemann / Radio Chamber Orchestra / Jan Willem de Vriend

Oboe Concertos Vol.2

  • Type SACD
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385214045
  • Catalog number CCSSA 21404
  • Release date 16 August 2004
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About the album

Its already been about four years since the Radio Chamber Orchestra, Jan Willem de Vriend and I recorded three of the six of Lebruns last series of oboe concerti. Of course it was inevitable: now weve completed the series. At the time, I tried to explain in my motivation statement that life is no sinecure for anyone with pretensions to being a real oboist. You can guess already: nothing has changed since I wrote that. The greatest composers, after the baroque period didnt write any solo literature for the oboe, neither Schubert, nor Brahms, a bit of Schumann, nor Mendelssohn, nor Shostakovich, nor Stravinsky, a bit of Strauss. Well, yes, we do have Mozart: an oboe quartet and oboe concerto! Beautiful music indeed. And then, of course, our grand obsession: Beethoven! We know for certain that the young Beethoven wrote an oboe concerto, but where is it? Is it somewhere in someones attic in a big box? Stuck behind the wallpaper? Was it burnt? Was it ruined by a flood? Or is the handwriting unrecognizable? In short, the trials and tribulations (for the oboist, of course). But theres a silver lining to every cloud: any real oboist is obliged to go out and search for repertoire by unknown geniuses! And after all, thats not such a bad thing, because sometimes those very same composers bring forth the most innovations and striking ideas. They may not be not of the very first rank, seen in the hard light of posterity, but because of that very lack of pretense, they are free to experiment.

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    Concerto No. 3 In C Major I. Allegro
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    Concerto No. 3 In C Major II. Adagio
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    Concerto No. 3 In C Major III. Rondo Allegretto
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    Concerto No. 6 In F Major I. Allegro
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    Concerto No. 6 In F Major II. Adagio Grazioso
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    Concerto No. 6 In F Major III. Rondo Allegro
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    Concerto No. 5 In C Major I. Grave - Allegro
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    Concerto No. 5 In C Major II. Adagio
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    Concerto No. 5 In C Major III. Rondo Allegro
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    Encore - Oboe Concerto In F Major Largo

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