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The Baroque Oboe / Holliger, Brown, ASMF

Telemann / Holliger
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802005   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alessandro MarcelloGiuseppe SammartiniTomaso AlbinoniArthur Benjamin,   ... 
Performer:  Heinz HolligerIona Brown
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 32 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

...Heinz Holliger gives us a characteristically fluent and tasteful performance of [BWV1056] with its warm coloured outer movements and more deeply searching Larghetto... The remaining concertos on this record are seldom heard in their present form. First, and most substantial, is a reconstruction in F major of Bach's Harpsichord Concerto in E major, BWV1053. Holliger reckons that its comparatively dense orchestration suggests that Bach may originally have had the oboe in mind as a solo instrument since a flute of those days would not have been sufficiently able to compete with the string texture. Maybe he is right but what cannot be proved historically certainly is persuasive in performance...

-- Gramophone [3/1984]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Alessandro Marcello
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1717; Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1986 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2. Concertos (4) for Keyboard, Op. 9: no 2 in F major by Giuseppe Sammartini
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1754; England 
Date of Recording: 07/1986 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 12 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3. Concerti (12) à 5 for Strings, Op. 5: no 11 in G major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1707; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 07/1986 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 10 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Oboe in C minor [after Cimarosa] by Arthur Benjamin
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 07/1986 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 9 Minutes 30 Secs. 
5. Concerto for oboe d'amore & orchestra in A by Antonio Lotti
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 07/1986 
Venue:  Switzerland 
Length: 14 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  St. John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 19 Minutes 14 Secs. 
7. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1059 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  St. John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 12 Minutes 59 Secs. 
8. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1982 
Venue:  St. John's, Smith Square, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9. Concerto for Oboe in E minor, TV 51 no e 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1712-1721; Frankfurt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  London 
Length: 10 Minutes 50 Secs. 
10. Concerto for Oboe in D minor, TV 51 no d 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: Frankfurt, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  London 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
11. Concerto for Oboe in C minor, TV 51 no c 2 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1713; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  London 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
12. Concerto for Oboe in F minor, TV 51 no f 1 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin), Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  London 
Length: 7 Minutes 2 Secs. 
13. Concerto for Oboe and 2 Violins in D major, TV 51 no D 5 "Gratioso" by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe), Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Iona Brown
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  London 
Length: 8 Minutes 3 Secs. 

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