Neil Black

Biography

Born: May 28, 1932; Birmingham, England  
As England's leading oboist after the heyday of Leon Goossens, Neil Black took up his instrument at age 11; at 16, he was principal oboist of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He detoured into a degree in history from Oxford, but, in 1959, barely three years after graduation, he became principal oboe of the London Philharmonic. After gaining experience under such conductors as Monteux and Boult, Black decided to focus on more Read more intimate performances. He worked as a soloist and as principal oboe with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and, for 20 years, with the English Chamber Orchestra, achieving an extensive touring and recording history with both. He also taught at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. In 1989, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him the Order of the British Empire. Black's performances are admired for their taste and poise. As a performer, Black is acutely aware of the challenges facing musicians who play Baroque works on modern instruments.sensitivity to issues of Baroque performance in the context of modern instruments. Among his most notable recordings are those with members of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, the Handel oboe sonatas and Mozart's oboe concerto, and -- with members of the English Chamber Orchestra -- the Strauss and Vaughan Williams concertos (with Daniel Barenboim) and the Beethoven and Mozart quintets for piano and winds (with Murray Perahia). Read less

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Biography

Born: May 28, 1932; Birmingham, England  
As England's leading oboist after the heyday of Leon Goossens, Neil Black took up his instrument at age 11; at 16, he was principal oboist of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He detoured into a degree in history from Oxford, but, in 1959, barely three years after graduation, he became principal oboe of the London Philharmonic. After gaining experience under such conductors as Monteux and Boult, Black decided to focus on more Read more
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TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Handel: Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" - 1. Allegro
Handel: Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" - 2. Largo - Adagio
Handel: Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" - 3. Allegro - Adagio
Handel: Concerto grosso in C, HWV 318 "Alexander's Feast" - 4. Andante non presto
Concerto for oboe in D minor (2007 Digital Remaster): I Allegro e non presto
Concerto for oboe in D minor (2007 Digital Remaster): II Adagio
Concerto for oboe in D minor (2007 Digital Remaster): III Allegro
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo in D minor, R.535 - Performing Edition by Christopher Hogwood - 1. Largo - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo in D minor, R.535 - Performing Edition by Christopher Hogwood - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo in D minor, R.535 - Performing Edition by Christopher Hogwood - 3. Allegro molto
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon and Orch. in E flat, K.297B (App. - Reconstr. Robert Levin - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon and Orch. in E flat, K.297B (App. - Reconstr. Robert Levin - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for Flute, Oboe, Horn, Bassoon and Orch. in E flat, K.297B (App. - Reconstr. Robert Levin - 3. Andantino con variazioni
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in B flat RV548: I. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in B flat RV548: II. Largo
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in B flat RV548: III. Allegro
Handel: Oboe Sonata in C minor, Op.1, No.8, HWV 366 - 1. Largo
Handel: Oboe Sonata in C minor, Op.1, No.8, HWV 366 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Oboe Sonata in C minor, Op.1, No.8, HWV 366 - 3. Adagio
Handel: Oboe Sonata in C minor, Op.1, No.8, HWV 366 - 4. Bourrée angloise (Allegro)
Handel: Oboe Sonata in B flat major, HWV 357 - 1. (Andante)
Handel: Oboe Sonata in B flat major, HWV 357 - 2. Grave
Handel: Oboe Sonata in B flat major, HWV 357 - 3. Allegro
Handel: Oboe Sonata in f major, HWV 363a - 1. Adagio
Handel: Oboe Sonata in f major, HWV 363a - 2. Allegro
Handel: Oboe Sonata in f major, HWV 363a - 3. Adagio
Handel: Oboe Sonata in f major, HWV 363a - 4. Bourrée (Angloise)
Handel: Oboe Sonata in f major, HWV 363a - 5. Menuetto
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in A, Op.5, No.1, HWV 396 - 1. Andante - Adagio
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in A, Op.5, No.1, HWV 396 - 2. Allegro
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in A, Op.5, No.1, HWV 396 - 3. Larghetto - Allegro
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in A, Op.5, No.1, HWV 396 - 4. Gavotte (Allegro)
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in F, Op.5, No.6, HWV 401 - 1. Largo - Adagio
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in F, Op.5, No.6, HWV 401 - 2. Allegro - Adagio
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in F, Op.5, No.6, HWV 401 - 3. Adagio
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in F, Op.5, No.6, HWV 401 - 4. Allegro
Handel: Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes and Continuo in F, Op.5, No.6, HWV 401 - 5. Menuet (Allegro moderato)
1. Allegro aperto
2. Adagio non troppo
3. Rondo (Allegretto)
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo in D minor, R.535 - Performing Edition by Christopher Hogwood - 1. Largo - Allegro
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo in D minor, R.535 - Performing Edition by Christopher Hogwood - 2. Largo
Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Oboes, Strings and Continuo in D minor, R.535 - Performing Edition by Christopher Hogwood - 3. Allegro molto
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 1. Dixit Dominus
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 2. Virgam virtutis tuae
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 3. Tecum principium in die virtutis
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 4. Juravit Dominus
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 5. Tu es sacerdos in aeternum
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 6. Dominus a dextris tuis
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 7. De torrente in via bibet
Handel: Dixit Dominus, HWV 232 - 8. Gloria Patri, et Filio
Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra: Allegro moderato - Vivace - Tempo primo
Andante
Vivace
Allegro - Vivace
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: I. [ ]
II. Andante
III. Allegro assai
1. Largo
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Bourrée angloise (Allegro)
1. (Andante)
2. Grave
3. Allegro
1. Adagio
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Bourrée (Angloise)
5. Menuetto
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
I. Largo; Allegro moderato
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo: Allegretto
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 2. Adagio
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F, K.370 - 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
1. Allegro aperto
2. Adagio non troppo
3. Rondo (Allegretto)


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