Franz Bruggen was one amazing musician. He began as a soloist on recorder and other wind instruments. Later he became the leader of the Orchestra of the 18th Century. I have respectfully admired so many of his interpretations with the orchestra.
On this CD we get to hear Mozart’s Oboe Concerto and other works for oboe.
Oboe Concerto In C major, K314, with Frank de Bruine (oboe)
Oboe Quartet in F major, K370, with Frank de Bruine (oboe)
Divertimento No. 11 in D major, K251
Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio! K418, with Lenneke Ruiten (soprano), and theOrchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Kenneth Montgomery conducting.
Following the death of Frans Brüggen in August 2014, the decision was made by the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century to continue touring the world, and inviting various guest conductors who have worked with the ensemble over the years, such as Daniel Reuss and Andrea Marcon, and indeed Kenneth Montgomery, who directs the orchestral pieces on this brand new recording.
The first recorded result of the post-Brüggen era is this Mozart CD with a program centered on the oboe, which has been devised by longstanding orchestra member, Frank de Bruine.
Here is Heinz Holliger, performing a section of Mozart’s Oboe concerto: