Mayer’s Oboe

Albrecht Mayer: Bonjour Paris

During these times, when we are fortunate to have access to extensive recordings of audio/video performances, it is a lot easier to become familiar with orchestral musicians of amazing capabilities. One such example is Albrecht Mayer, who is the principal Oboe player with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. How many times have I heard and seen this terrific musician play so expressively in a Mahler symphony, or some other masterpiece?

Now Mr. Mayer has given us a CD of his passion for the city of Paris, and he plays several French musical selections to celebrate the city that he loves:


  • Préludes – Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Clair de Lune


  • Pavane, Op. 50
  • Sicilienne, Op. 78


  • L’Horloge de flore

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Mathias Mönius

Hahn, R:

  • A Chloris

Academy of St. Martin in the Field, Mathias Mönius

  • Fantaisie sur des thèmes populaires français, Op. 31


  • Été, Op. 18

world-premiere recording
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Gotthard Odermatt


  • Pavane pour une infante défunte


  • Gymnopédie No. 1

Performed by Albrecht Mayer (oboe)

Here’s the trailer for this CD:

Here is the celebrated principal oboist of the Berlin Philharmonic, Albrecht Mayer, as he plays the most beautiful melodies of Johann Sebastian Bach:

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