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Classical Oboe / Lajos Lencses, Budapest Strings, Et Al


Release Date: 02/13/2007 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98277   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartCarl Ditters von DittersdorfFranz Joseph HaydnJohann Baptist Vanhal
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés
Conductor:  Lajos Lencsés
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest StringsFranz Liszt Academy Chamber OrchestraAuer String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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CLASSICAL OBOE Lajos Lencsés (ob); Budapest Str; 1 Franz Liszt CO; 2 Auer Qrt; 3 Miwako Nagatomi (vn); 4 Vidor Nagy (va); 4 Dieter Brachmann (vc) 4 HÄNSSLER 99.277 (66:57)


MOZART Read more class="ARIAL12b"> Adagio and Allegro, K 594. 1 DITTERSDORF Symphony in F: Adagio non molto. 2 Andantino in G. 2 HAYDN Divertimentos: No. 1 in D; 3 No. 2 in A. 3 VANHAL Quartet in C, op. 7/6 4


It’s been nearly a half century since I had the privilege of witnessing Igor Stravinsky conduct Les noces with Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland, Lukas Foss, and Roger Sessions playing the four pianos. It was a rare assemblage of celebrated composers as performers, but not an unprecedented one. Josef Haydn is known to have invited Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (second violin), Johann Baptist Vanhal (cello), and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (on his favorite stringed instrument, the viola) to play string quartets with him. Foss and Sessions may have been the Dittersdorf and Vanhal of their time (and vice versa), but I doubt that either Barber or Copland—in their wildest dreams—would have equated themselves with Haydn and Mozart.


This historical footnote is the hook on which Lajos Lencsés, one of our most prolific and imaginative oboe virtuosos, has hung this compilation of mostly recycled odds and ends. Alert readers will notice the array of assisting artists on the disc. Only the Mozart was newly recorded, but the mixture of sources does not intrude. Little, if any, of the program is quite as advertised. The Adagio and Allegro is a transcription of a piece for mechanical organ. Haydn’s divertimentos, composed for his princely employer, were originally scored for baryton trio. The Dittersdorf pieces are slow movements from two of his Six Symphonies after Ovid’s Metamorphoses . I can’t say for sure, but I suspect that the Vanhal contribution was originally a string quartet. No matter. Appropriating music written for another instrument, quite acceptable in Classical Vienna, is hardly unheard of today, and it creates possibilities for programming that would not otherwise exist. Lencsés makes the most of those possibilities. Fanciers of the oboe with a hankering for something a little out of the ordinary (but not too much so) should enjoy this disc.


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Works on This Recording

1.
Adagio and Allegro for Mechanical Organ in F minor, K 594 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Conductor:  Lajos Lencsés
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/06/2006 
Venue:  Studio Karlsruhe, Germany 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Lajos Lencsés. 
2.
Symphonies (6) after Ovid: no 4 in F major "The Rescue of Andromeda" - 1st movement, Adagio non molt by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Franz Liszt Academy Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Length: 7 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Symphonies (6) after Ovid: no 3 in G major "The Metamorphosis of Actaeon into a Stag": 4th movement, by Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auer String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1785; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
4.
Quartetto Concertante (6) for Oboe and Strings, Op. 7: no 6 in C major - 2nd movement, Andante by Johann Baptist Vanhal
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Auer String Quartet
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
5.
Divertimento for Baryton, 2 Horns and Strings in D major, H 10 no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Conductor:  Lajos Lencsés
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
6.
Divertimento for Baryton, 2 Horns and Strings in A minor, H 10 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Conductor:  Lajos Lencsés
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
7.
Divertimento for Baryton, 2 Horns and Strings in A major, H 10 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Conductor:  Lajos Lencsés
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1775; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
8.
Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello in C major, Vb C1 by Johann Baptist Vanhal
Performer:  Lajos Lencsés (Oboe)
Conductor:  Lajos Lencsés
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Budapest Strings
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1771; Bohemia 

Sound Samples

Adagio and Allegro in F minor, K. 594 (arr. for oboe and string ensemble): Adagio and Allegro, K. 594 (arr. for oboe and string ensemble)
Adagio non molto in F major (arr. for oboe and chamber orchestra)
Divertimento in D major: I. Allegro moderato
Divertimento in D major: II. Adagio
Divertimento in D major: III. Finale
Divertimento in A major: I. Adagio
Divertimento in A major: II. Allegro moderato
Divertimento in A major: III. Siciliano: Adagio
Divertimento in A major: IV. Tempo di Menuetto con Variazioni
Divertimento in A major: V. Finale: Allegro
Andantino in G major
Oboe Quartet in C major, Op. 7, No. 6: I. Allegro
Oboe Quartet in C major, Op. 7, No. 6: II. Andante
Oboe Quartet in C major, Op. 7, No. 6: III. Minuet - Trio
Oboe Quartet in C major, Op. 7, No. 6: IV. Presto

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