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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55269
Recording details: June 1987
St Paul's Church, New Southgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mark Brown
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: April 1988
Total duration: 16 minutes 25 seconds

'Sheer delight' (BBC Record Review)

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Oboe d'amore Concerto in G major
Darmstadt Hochschulbibliothek

Soave  [3'30]
Allegro  [5'01]
Adagio  [2'35]
Vivace  [5'19]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The concerto in G for oboe d’amore is very much a ‘hunting’ concerto, and one which also, with its rapid changes of mood and character, looks forward to the classical style. The manuscript, from the Darmstadt library, contains a wide variety of different articulations for the player (especially in the treatment of the opening horn-call in the final movement). Alongside the cantabile opening section and the slow third movement (where the melody is given a typical Telemann accompaniment of detached string chords over a walking bass), comes writing of great character and flair, well worthy of Rolland’s accolade.

from notes by Robert King © 1988

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