Classical Sunday: Virtuoso Oboe Concertos

Welcome in May!

Here is something pleasant for the first Sunday in May: Four Italians and two Germans and (some of) their compositions for the oboe.  Delightful!

Virtuoso oboe concertos: Albinoni, Marcello,Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach

[00:00] Tomaso Albinoni – Oboe Concerto in D minor, op.9 no.2
1. I Allegro e non presto [4:11]
2. II Adagio [5:24]
3. III Allegro [2:54]
[12:29] Alessandro Marcello – Oboe Concerto in D minor
4. I Andante e spiccato [3:30]
5. II Adagio [4:22]
6. III Allegro [3:43]
[24:06] Antonio Vivaldi – Oboe Concerto in C major, RV 446
7. I Allegro [3:15]
8. II Adagio [3:36]
9. III Allegro [1:59]
[33:00] Tomaso Albinoni – Concerto for 2 Oboes in C major, op.9 no.9
10. I Allegro [4:08]
11. II Adagio [3:18]
12. III Allegro [3:42]
[44:12] Georg Philipp Telemann – Oboe Concerto in E minor
13. I Andante [2:30]
14. II Allegro molto [2:39]
15. III Largo [3:59]
16. IV Allegro [2:16]
[55:38] Johann Sebastian Bach – Oboe Concerto in D minor, BWV 1059
17. I Allegro [6:05]
18. II Siciliano [3:08]
19. III Presto [3:43]

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Classical Sunday: Albinoni’s Concerti a cinque

Tomaso Albinoni was an Italian Baroque composer. Today, he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music, while in his own time, he was famous for his operas.

Maybe not the most well-known Italian Baroque composer, but surely worth listening to:  Very uplifting, and sounds like spring to me.  Enjoy!

Tomaso Albinoni Concerti a cinque Op.10

0:00 Concerto a 5 in B flat major, Op. 10, No.1
6:39  Concerto a 5 in G minor, Op. 10, No.2
16:45 Concerto a 5 in C major, Op. 10, No.3
25:00 Concerto a 5 in A major, Op. 10, No.5
33:22 Concerto a 5 in F major, Op. 10, No.7
42:31 Concerto a 5 in G minor, Op. 10, No.8
52:03 Concerto a 5 in C minor, Op. 10, No.11
59:25 Concerto a 5 in B flat major, Op. 10, No.12

 

Classical Sunday: Tomaso Albinoni: Concerto for 2 Violins and Recorder in G

Something light to enjoy on this beautiful September morning.

Something light to enjoy on this beautiful September morning.

Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni (8 June 1671 – 17 January 1751) was an Italian Baroque composer. While famous in his day as an opera composer, he is mainly remembered today for his instrumental music, like the one above.  Very uplifting.

Incidentally: Albnoni’s instrumental music attracted great attention from Johann Sebastian Bach, who wrote at least two fugues on Albinoni’s themes (Fugue in A major on a theme by Tomaso Albinoni, BWV 950, Fugue in B minor on a theme by Tomaso Albinoni, BWV 951) and frequently used his basses for harmony exercises for his pupils. Part of Albinoni’s work was lost in World War II with the destruction of the Dresden State Library.  As a result, little is known of his life and music after the mid-1720s.

Edited quote from the Wiki on Albinoni.

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