I am very fond of music for wind instruments. There is some great music composed for the Oboe by many composers such as Mozart. And Albrecht Mayer has been playing principal Oboe for the Berlin Philharmonic for many years, as well.
Now we have a new recording that features Mr. Mayer’s artistry.
The album is called ‘Vocalise’, and the selections are as listed below:
Bach, J S:
Magnificat in D major, BWV243: Esurientes implevit bonis, arr. Andreas N. Tarkmann
Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque), with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Pavane, Op. 50, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
A Chloris, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Trio Sonata, HWV 393 in G minor, with Jakub Haufa (violin), and Monika Razynska (harpsichord)
Lascia ch’io pianga (from Rinaldo), with the Sinfonia Varsovia
Sarabande from Suite in D minor, HWV437
Solomon: Will the Sun Forget to Streak?
Verdi prati (from Alcina)
Abendsegen ‘Abends will ich schlafen gehn’ (Hänsel und Gretel)
Adagio from Oboe Concerto in D minor, with the New Seasons Ensemble
Se morto mi brami
Ma che vi fece, o stelle…Sperai vicino il lido, K368, with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Claudio Abbado conducting.
Pavane pour une infante défunte, with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Romance in A major, Op. 94 No. 2, with Markus Becker (piano)
The Four Seasons: Winter, RV297: Largo
Variations for oboe and piano, Op. 39: Var. IV – Lento, molto tranquillo, with Markus Becker (piano)
All performed by Albrecht Mayer (oboe)
Here is Mr. Mayer in the Oboe concerto by Richard Strauss: