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
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
1. Allegro
2. Largo - Adagio
3. Allegro - Adagio
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)
1. Largo - Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro molto
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
1. Largo
2. Allegro
3. Adagio
4. Bourrée angloise (Allegro)
1. (Andante)
2. Grave
3. Allegro
1. Largo - Adagio
2. Allegro - Adagio
3. Adagio
4. Allegro
5. Menuet (Allegro moderato)
1. Largo - Allegro
2. Largo
3. Allegro molto
1. Dixit Dominus
2. Virgam virtutis tuae
3. Tecum principium in die virtutis
4. Juravit Dominus
5. Tu es sacerdos in aeternum
6. Dominus a dextris tuis
7. De torrente in via bibet
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
1. Allegro
2. Adagio
3. Rondeau (Allegro)
1. Allegro aperto
2. Adagio non troppo
3. Rondo (Allegretto)


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