With the concerto in D minor for oboe and strings (Op 9 No 2) we have Albinoni’s best solo concerto. After an energetic first movement, characterized by dotted rhythms, comes a ravishing slow movement. Accompanied by repeated chords in the lower strings and a harp-like configuration in the first violin, the soloist has a soaring line: here is Albinoni at his most appealingly melodic. The concluding movement keeps both soloist and orchestra busy with an imitative arpeggiated figure and plenty of counterpoint.
from notes by Robert King © 1990