Baroque Oboe Concertos

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Sarah Francis's highly acclaimed performances of the complete solo oboe concertos of Albinoni, the complete oboe concertos and sonatas of Handel and the complete concertos of Telemann (including the glorious Triple Concerto for flute, oboe d'amore and viola d'amore) appear in a beautifully presented slimline wallet box for the first time. Included is a lengthy essay by 18th century music authority Nicholas Anderson.

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CD 1

Albinoni Concertos for Solo Oboe

Op. 7, No. 6 in D

1. Allegro 2.59

2. Adagio 2.16

3. Allegro 2.20

Op. 7, No. 3 in B flat

4. Allegro 3.07

5. Adagio 2.38

6. Allegro 2.15

Op. 9, No. 5 in C

7. Allegro 3.53

8. Adagio 2.02

9. Allegro 3.18

Op. 9, No. 8 in G minor

10. Allegro 4.06

11. Adagio 2.10

12. Allegro 3.59

Op. 7, No. 12 in C

13. Allegro 3.17

14. Adagio 1.56

15. Allegro 2.14

Op. 7, No. 9 in F

16. Allegro 2.43

17. Adagio 0.58

18. Allegro 2.35

Op. 9, No. 2 in D minor

19. Allegro e non presto 4.12

20. Adagio 5.04

21. Allegro 3.00

Op. 9, No. 11 in B flat

22. Allegro 4.23

23. Adagio 3.16

24. Allegro 3.23

Total time: 73.30

London Harpsichord Ensemble

Sarah Francis: Oboe

Violins: Peter Stevens (leader), Penelope Howard, Peter Pople, Christine Read, Bridget Wallace, Madeleine Whitelaw

Violas: Marjorie Lempfert, Elizabeth Watson

Cello: Bernard Richards

Bass: Keith Hertley

Harpsichord: Christopher Kite

Producer: Martin Crompton

Engineer: Anthony Howell

Recorded in St. Giles, Cripplegate in December 1988

 

CD 2

Handel Oboe Concertos and Sonatas

Concerto No. 1 in B flat major (HWV 301)

1. Adagio 1.35

2. Allegro 1.47

3. Siciliano – Largo 2.13

4. Vivace 1.32

Sonata in F major (HWV 363a)

5. Adagio 1.39

6. Allegro 2.09

7. Adagio 2.01

8. Bouree Angloise 0.59

9. Menuetto 1.12

Sonata in G minor (Op. 1/6; HWV 364a)

10. Larghetto 1.55

11. Allegro 1.47

12. Adagio 0.41

13. Allegro 2.02

Concerto No. 2 in B flat major (HWV 302a)

14. Vivace 2.10

15. Fuga – Allegro 2.13

16. Andante 2.16

17. Allegro 1.54

Sonata in G minor (HWV 404)

18. Andante 2.12

19. Allegro 1.56

20. Adagio 1.06

21. Allegro 2.46

Sonata in B flat Major (HWV 357)

22. Allegro 3.03

23. Grave 1.27

24. Allegro 2.38

Sonata in C minor (Op.1/8, HWV 366)

25. Largo 1.52

26. Allegro 1.46

27. Adagio 1.47

28. Allegro 0.54

Concerto No. 3 in G minor (HWV 287)

29. Grave 2.55

30. Allegro 1.52

31. Sarabande – Largo 2.36

32. Allegro 2.05

Total time: 62.25

London Harpsichord Ensemble

Sarah Francis: Oboe

Violins: Peter Stevens (leader), Bridget Wallace

Cello: Bernard Richards

Harpsichord: Jane Dodd

Additional players: tracks 1-4, 14-17, 29-32

Violins: Joan Atherton, Madeleine Whitelaw, Christine Read, Penelope Howard

Violas: Elizabeth Watson, Graeme Scott

Bass: Keith Hartley

Producer: Martin Crompton

Engineer: Anthony Howell

Recorded in St. Michael’s Church Highgate in February 1994

 

CD 3

Georg Philip Telemann Oboe Concertos Vol. 1

Concerto in E flat

1. Allegro 4.37

2. Largo 3.15

3. Allegro 3.50

Concerto in C minor

4. Adagio 2.05

5. Allegro 1.32

6. Adagio 2.15

7. Allegro 2.09

Concerto in G for oboe d’amore

8. Soave 3.05

9. Allegro 5.03

10. Adagio 2.10

11. Vivace 6.06

Concerto in E minor

12. Andante 3.07

13. Allegro molto 2.50

14. Largo 4.24

15. Allegro 2.42

‘Concerto gratioso’ in D

16. Gratioso 2.38

17. Vivace 2.53

18. Adagio 2.29

19. Scherzando 2.13

Concerto in F minor

20. Allegro 3.36

21. Largo e piano 2.29

22. Vivace 2.22

Total time: 67:49

Sarah Francis: Oboe, oboe d’amore

London Harpsichord Ensemble

Producer: Martin Crompton

Engineer: Anthony Howell

Recording at Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel in January 1992

 

CD 4

Georg Philip Telemann Oboe Concertos Vol. 2

Concerto in D minor

1. Adagio 2.27

2. Allegro 3.18

3. Adagio 0.49

4. Allegro 2.15

Concerto in F minor

5. Allegro 3.01

6. Recitative 1.22

7. Vivace 2.43

Concerto in A major for oboe d’amore

8. Siciliano 3.04

9. Allegro 3.14

10. Largo 4.07

11. Vivace 5.21

Concerto in C minor

12. Grave 1.40

13. Allegro 2.35

14. Adagio 1.59

15. Allegro 3.17

Concerto in E minor for oboe d’amore

16. Allegro 3.22

17. Adagio 1.27

18. Vivace 2.37

Concerto in E major for flute, oboe d’amore and viola d’amore

19. Andante 4.03

20. Allegro 6.04

21. Siciliano 3.16

22. Vivace 4.39

Total time: 66:37

Sarah Francis: oboe and oboe d’amore

London Harpsichord Ensemble

Graham Mayger: flute (tracks 19-22)

Elizabeth Watson: viola d’amore (tracks 19-22)

Producer: Martin Crompton

Engineer: Anthony Howell

Recorded in St. Michael’s Church Highgate in January 1993

Reviews

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    RECORDING OF THE MONTH OCTOBER 2013 – MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL
    ‘In summary this is a gem of a set. The 4 discs contain some real gems, immaculately played and spaciously recorded. If you feel down in the dumps, give this a spin.’
    Music Web International 2013

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    CD 1 – THE COMPLETE SOLO OBOE CONCERTOS OF ALBINONI
    ‘I find it nearly impossible to believe that the Albinoni concertos could be given more musical readings than these.’
    The American Record Guide

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    CD 2 – THE COMPLETE OBOE CONCERTOS AND SONATAS OF HANDEL
    ‘She is a superb baroque oboist, at the same time directing the members of the London Harpsichord Ensemble with spirit and finesse. Miss Francis’s playing is memorable both for her appealing timbre and her sensitive, lyrical phrasing, where she varies her vibrato with the utmost subtlety. A collection which easily leads the field.’
    The Penguin Guide to Compact Discs 4*

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    CDs 3&4 – The COMPLETE OBOE CONCERTOS OF TELEMANN AND THE TRIPLE CONCERTO FOR FLUTE, OBOE D’AMORE AND VIOLA D’AMORE
    ‘Sarah Francis plays here with intense ardour, while elsewhere her dance derived movements have fresh springy rhythms. Equally enticing is the triple concerto for flute, oboe d’amore and viola d’amore.’
    BBC Music Magazine

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