Magical Oboe

Mozart & R. Strauss: Oboe Concertos


  • Oboe Concerto In C major, K314

Strauss, R:

  • Oboe Concerto in D

Performed by Douglas Boyd (oboe), and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Paavo Berglund conducting

Gramophone Good CD Guide wrote:

“This coupling links two of the most delightful oboe concertos ever written. Mozart’s sprightly and buoyant work invests the instrument with a chirpy, bird-like fleetness encouraging the interplay of lively rhythm and elegant poise.

Douglas Boyd’s reading captures this work’s freshness and spontaneity beautifully.

If the Mozart portrays the sprightly side of the instrument’s make-up, the Strauss illustrates its melodic ease and tonal voluptuousness.
Again Boyd allows himself the freedom and breadth he needs for his glowing interpretation; he handles the  melodies of the opening movement and the witty staccato of the last with equal skill. Nicely recorded.”

Here is some musical fun: “Wilhelm Tell (nach Rossini)”
by Jules Auguste Demersseman

Paula Robison, flute – Doulas Boyd, oboe – Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Tags: Mozart, Strauss, Oboe, Concerto

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