Berlin’s Oboeist.


Albrecht Mayer, Oboe:

  • ‘Lost and Found’.

On this new CD, we get to hear Oboe player Albrecht Mayer perform several rare oboe concerti from the 18th century, which he discovered in ancient music archives in Thuringia and Saxony. Appropriately, the title of this new recording is ‘Lost and Found’.

The compositions are:

Fiala, J:

  • Concerto for English Horn and Orchestra in C major


  • Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C major

Koželuh, J. A:

  • Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in F major

Lebrun, L:

  • Oboe Concerto No. 2 in G minor

Performed by Albrecht Mayer, oboe, with the Kammerakademie.

Widely considered one of the world’s greatest oboist, Mayer with his unmistakable cantabile sound, breathes new life into these long-lost jewels of classical music.

These four concerti are direct predecessors to Mozart. There is even evidence that Mozart knew and studied these works, and may even have had a hand in the composition of the work by Kozeluch.

Albrecht Mayer was born in Germany in 1965, and he joined the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra as principal oboist in 1992, and continues in that role at the present time.

Here are the beautiful Schumann Romances for Oboe and Piano, as performed by Albrecht Mayer, oboe, and Hélène Grimaud, piano:



And next, here is J. S. Bach’s “Italienisches Konzert” BWV 971, with Albrecht Mayer, Oboe:



Tags: Albrecht Mayer, Oboe, Fiala, Hoffmeister, Kozeluh, Lebrun, ‘Lost and Found’, Helene Grimaud