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Telemann, Bach: Oboe & Oboe D'amore Concertos / Paul Goodwin


Release Date: 07/10/2007 
Label:  Helios   Catalog #: 55269   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Paul Goodwin
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Reviews of the original Hyperion release

"I'm most favorably impressed by [Paul Goodwin's] work here; it falls gracefully on the ear, and his playing brims with vitality from start to finish. Robert King and his one-to-a-part Consort are equally persuasive. These are winning performances, with recording to match."

-- George Chien, Fanfare [9/1988]

"It was an attractive idea to couple two of Telemann's oboe and oboe d'amore concertos with two similarly scored concertos by Bach. Both of the Bach works are transcriptions; the Concerto in F major is based on the Harpsichord Concerto in E major, BWV 1053. As we know, Bach arranged most of his harpsichord concertos from works which
Read more he had conceived for other solo instruments, mainly violin but also, perhaps, woodwind. In the case of this concerto, however, the music survives in two further sources, the Cantatas Nos. 169 (movements 1 and 2) and 49 (movement 3). The other Bach concerto here is much more familiar in its present arrangement for oboe d'amore and strings though its sole eighteenthcentury source is that of the Harpsichord Concerto in A major, BWV1055. Of the two, the A major transcription is, perhaps, the more convincing since in the text of the F major Concerto which is followed here, there are some unconvincing moments. No such complications with the Telemann concertos. The Concerto in D minor is one of eight which he wrote for oboe and strings, whilst the other in G major is one of two which he composed for oboe d'amore and strings; a third for two oboes d'amore and strings is altogether more modest though an attractive work none the less.

I enjoyed Goodwin's spirited account of the music. He captures the deliciously primitive folk-music effects which Telemann assimilated during his short period of employment in Moravia...these are performances by artists who love the music and know how to perform it stylishly."

-- Gramophone [7/1988]
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Oboe in F major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 06/1987 
Length: 20 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Oboe in D minor by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1987 
Length: 7 Minutes 41 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in G major by Georg Philipp Telemann
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1987 
Length: 16 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Oboe d'Amore in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Goodwin (Oboe d'amore)
Conductor:  Robert King
Orchestra/Ensemble:  King's Consort
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 05/1987 
Length: 14 Minutes 31 Secs. 

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