WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART The Oboe Concerto
Frank de Bruine, oboe
Rémy Baudet, violin Franc Polman, violin Yoshiko Morita, viola Albert Brüggen, cello Maggie Urquhart, contrabass Teunis van der Zwart, horn Stefan Blonk, horn
Lenneke Ruiten, soprano
Orchestra of the Eighteenth CenturyKenneth Montgomery, conductor
Total playing time 69:38 Recorded in Amsterdam in January and October 2015 Engineered and produced by Jochem Geene Executive producers: Sieuwert Verster & Carlos Céster Booklet essay by Clemens Romijn
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WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZARTThe Oboe Concerto
Concerto for oboe and orchestra in C major, KV 314 01 Allegro aperto 02 Adagio non troppo 03 Rondo: Allegretto
Quartet for oboe, violin, viola and cello in F major, KV 370 04 Allegro 05 Adagio 06 Rondeau: Allegro
Divertimento for 2 violins, viola, bass, oboe and 2 horns in D major, KV 251 07 Marcia alla francese 08 Molto allegro 09 Menuetto – Trio 10 Andantino 11 Menuetto – Tema con variazioni 12 Rondeau: Allegro assai
Aria for soprano and orchestra, KV 418 13 Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!
About this CD
Following on after the death of Frans Brüggen in August 2014, the decision was taken by the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century to continue touring the world, and inviting various guest conductors who have known and worked with the ensemble over many years, such as Daniel Reuss, Jonathan Darlington and Andrea Marcon, and indeed Kenneth Montgomery, who directs the orchestral pieces on this brand new recording for Glossa. Additionally, the orchestra often performs without conductor – and most of its members have been involved musically with each other for decades.
The first recorded result of the new post-Brüggen era is this Mozart CD with a programme centred on the oboe, which has been devised by the longstanding orchestra member, Frank de Bruine. Mozart has been central to the Orchestra’s musicmaking and the composer made many friends with wind players – including oboists – and wrote abundantly for them. De Bruine is himself the soloist in the C major Oboe Concerto (the original version of the Flute Concerto, KV 314) and is present in two chamber pieces, the F major Oboe Quartet, KV 370 and the D major Divertimento, KV 251 as well as the concert aria, “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!”, KV 418 which involves soprano Dutch Lenneke Ruiten.
This new chapter in the recorded history of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century is provided with an essay by scholar Clemens Romijn.