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Bach – Oboe Concertos

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Catalogue numberBIS-1769 SACD
Release date2010-10-30
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time64:16

In many of J. S. Bach's cantatas, passions and oratorios, the oboe - and its various relatives such as the oboe d'amore and oboe da caccia - plays a prominent role. Using it as his preferred obbligato instrument, Bach obviously cherished the versatility of the oboe and selected it to accompany arias that deal with grief and heavenly joys, repentance and pastoral calm. It is therefore odd that no major concertante works for oboe by Bach have survived - or have they? Researchers have for a long time thought that his keyboard concertos were originally composed for other instruments, and much evidence points to certain of them being intended for the oboe, or oboe d'amore. Four such works have been gathered here, together with the Adagio from the composer's Easter Oratorio, in performances by Alexei Ogrintchouk, one of today's outstanding oboists. Starting to perform internationally at the age of 13, Ogrintchouk is currently principal oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, combining the position with solo engagements around the world. On his first solo disc for BIS he also directs the Swedish Chamber Orchestra himself, and is joined by dazzling young violinist Alina Ibragimova in the well-loved Double Concerto in C minor.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Bach, Johann Sebastian
  Concerto in F major for oboe, strings and b.c.
(reconstructed from BWV49 and BWV169)
01 I. Allegro 07:29 $ 1.57 USD
02 II. Siciliano 05:07 $ 1.07 USD
03 III. Allegro 06:12 $ 1.30 USD
  Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and b.c.
(reconstructed from BWV35 and BWV156)
04 I. Allegro 05:25 $ 1.14 USD
05 II. Adagio 03:00 $ 0.63 USD
06 III. Presto 03:08 $ 0.66 USD
07 Adagio from Easter Oratorio, BWV249 04:08 $ 0.87 USD
  Concerto in A major for oboe d’amore, strings and b.c.
(reconstructed from BWV1055)
08 I. [no tempo marking] 04:13 $ 0.89 USD
09 II. Larghetto 06:06 $ 1.28 USD
10 III. Allegro ma non tanto 04:12 $ 0.88 USD
  Concerto in C minor for oboe, violin, strings and b.c.
(reconstructed from BWV1060)
11 I. Allegro 04:40 $ 0.98 USD
12 II. Adagio 05:30 $ 1.16 USD
13 III. Allegro 03:11 $ 0.67 USD
  Album total 64:16
ComposerBach, Johann Sebastian
OrchestraSvenska Kammarorkestern
Oboe/oboe d'amoreOgrintchouk, Alexeï
ViolinIbragimova, Alina

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