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Italian Oboe Concertos - Platti, Salieri, Rosetti, Besozzi


Release Date: 01/15/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554772   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Giovanni PlattiAntonio SalieriCarlo BesozziAntonio Rosetti
Performer:  Anthony CamdenPeter Lloyd
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Whether or not the oboe's your thing, this recording promises baroque/classical-period concerto fans a solid hour of pleasant listening. The exceptional quality of the opening G minor work by 18th-century composer Giovanni Platti rewards multiple hearings for its splendid, agile melodies, flowing rhythmic style, and, most of all, it's exquisitely lovely slow-movement solo lines. Oboist Anthony Camden, a soloist of vast experience and well-deserved acclaim, lavishes care and artful expression on this and all the other works on the program, enhancing even the less-illustrious works--the relatively routine if still agreeable Salieri and Rosetti pieces--with his facile technique and eloquent articulation. His tone is at once warm and tangy, Read more very easy on the ear, and, as a singer with a text, he effectively alters its quality as the music suggests. Equal in interest to the Platti is the concerto by Carlo Besozzi (1738-c. 1798), a piece that offers the soloist some wonderful virtuoso challenges, highlighted by an exciting cadenza in the opening Allegro and fancy passagework in the concluding Allegretto. Camden is partnered by an excellent and responsive City of London Sinfonia, sympathetically directed by Nicholas Ward. The sound is appropriately full-bodied with a touch of brightness that serves the music and solo instrument well.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Oboe in G minor by Giovanni Platti
Performer:  Anthony Camden (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1999 
Venue:  St Pauls, Southgate, London, England 
Length: 12 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C major by Antonio Salieri
Performer:  Peter Lloyd (Flute), Anthony Camden (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/1999 
Venue:  St Pauls, Southgate, London, England 
Length: 19 Minutes 6 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Oboe in C major by Carlo Besozzi
Performer:  Anthony Camden (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1997 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, UK 
Length: 21 Minutes 30 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Oboe in F major by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Anthony Camden (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicholas Ward
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of London Sinfonia
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Bohemia 
Date of Recording: 03/15/1997 
Venue:  All Saints Church, East Finchley, UK 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Oboe Concerto in G minor: Allegro
Oboe Concerto in G minor: Largo
Oboe Concerto in G minor: Allegro
Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C major: Allegro spiritoso
Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C major: Largo
Concerto for Flute and Oboe in C major: Allegretto
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in C major: Allegro
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in C major: Andante
Oboe Concerto No. 1 in C major: Allegretto
Oboe Concerto in F major: Rondeau in F

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