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Albinoni: Oboe Concertos / Matt, Schilli, De Angeli, Et Al


Release Date: 02/28/2006 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 92791   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan SchilliGiovanni DeangeliGiovanni de AngeliTanja Becker-Bender
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber OrchestraEuropean Chamber Soloists
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



ALBINONI Oboe Concertos: 1 op. 7/3, 6, 9, 12; op. 9/2, 5, 8, 11. 3 Duo Oboe Concertos: op. 7/ 2, 5, 8, 11; op. 9/3, 6, 9, 12. Violin Concertos: 2 op. 9/1, 4, 7, 10 ? Nicol Matt, cond; Stefan Schilli (ob); Giovanni Deangeli (ob); 3 Tanja Becker-Bender (vn); 2 Read more Stuttgart CO; 1 European C Soloists 2 ? BRILLIANT 92791 (3 CDs: 165:23)


Igor Stravinsky famously??or was it infamously??wrote of Antonio Vivaldi that he had written the same concerto hundreds of times. Of course, anyone with only half of Stravinsky?s ear (meaning nearly everyone in the Western world) but just a tad more patience could testify to the extravagant nonsense of Stravinsky?s claim. Still, it?s not so hard to fall into the same hyperbolic trap when one turns one?s attention to Vivaldi?s less accomplished and mostly less prolific contemporaries. The passage of time does tend to dull the general sensitivity to what once may have been perceived as idiosyncratic differences. Thus, I have been known to suggest that most collections like the present set, offering complete works in a genre that flourished a quarter millennium ago, are best sampled rather than taken whole. I stand by that opinion, even as I conclude that this album has considerable merit, not the least of which is the fine playing by its three young soloists.


The featured player, of course, with his name on the front of the box, is Stefan Schilli, principal oboist of the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. Schilli has already made a strong impression with his Naxos recordings of the oboe concertos of Vivaldi ( Fanfare 18:2) and a set of six concertos by Leopold Hofman, an unsung contemporary of Mozart and Haydn ( Fanfare 26:4). The current effort is equally successful. Schilli?s partner, Giovanni Deangeli, has little opportunity to show off, since Albinoni typically plays the two oboes in tandem, but he completes his supporting assignment ably enough. Violinist Tanja Becker-Bender has less to do?only four concertos from op. 9. One can?t help wondering whether the violin concertos were an afterthought, included to justify a third disc. It?s too bad that Brilliant Classics didn?t add a fourth and give us the violin concertos from op. 7 as well. In any event, Becker-Bender adds a graceful appendix to the oboe discs.


Unlike the two other Brilliant Classics three-disc boxes that have reached my desk, this one seems not to be a reissue, surely a welcome sign. Three other recordings of the Albinoni oboe concertos are worthy of consideration: Holliger (in Philips?s complete ops. 7 and 9); Robson (Chandos) with period instruments; and the recent Baccini set (Bongiovanni). All are eminently listenable, but Schilli has the advantage of Brilliant?s super budget pricing.


FANFARE: George Chien
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 2 for Oboe in D minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
2.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 2 for 2 Oboes in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
3.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 6 for Oboe in D major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
4.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 9 for 2 Oboes in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
5.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 8 for 2 Oboes in D major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 5 for Oboe in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
7.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 3 for Oboe in B flat major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
8.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 3 for 2 Oboes in F major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
9.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 11 for Oboe in B flat major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
10.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 11 for 2 Oboes in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
11.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 8 for Oboe in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
12.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 5 for 2 Oboes in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
13.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 9 for Oboe in F major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
14.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 6 for 2 Oboes in G major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
15.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 7: no 12 for Oboe in C major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1715; Venice, Italy 
16.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 12 for 2 Oboes in D major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Giovanni de Angeli (Oboe), Stefan Schilli (Oboe), Giovanni Deangeli (Oboe)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
17.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 1 for Violin in B flat major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
18.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 10 for Violin in F major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
19.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 7 for Violin in D major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 
20.
Concerti (12) à 5, Op. 9: no 4 for Violin in A major by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Tanja Becker-Bender (Violin)
Conductor:  Nicol Matt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  European Chamber Soloists
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Venice, Italy 

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