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Mozart - Music for the Oboe

Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer Kristine Blaumane
Boris Brovtsyn
Alexei Ogrintchouk
Leonid Ogrintchouk
Maxim Rysanov
Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Period Classical
Catalogue Number BIS-2007 SACD
EAN 7318599920078
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date Apr 2013
Total time 55'52


Limelight, August 2013: ”Ogrintchouk’s technique and phrasing is matchless throughout these three works.”

It was during an extended visit to Mannheim in 1777 that Mozart became friendly with the oboist Friedrich Ramm, a member of the famous Mannheim orchestra which was widely acknowledged as the finest in Europe (‘an army of generals’ as Charles Burney remarked). Earlier the same year Mozart had composed his Oboe Concerto, and impressed by Ramm’s ability, he now played the work through to him on the piano. Although Mozart had written it for another player, Ramm was to make it his own: by 14 February 1778 he had performed it no less than five times – ‘a great sensation…Ramm’s cheval de bataille’ as Mozart described it. Mozart later found occasion to compose especially for Ramm – the Oboe Quartet was written as a celebration of his virtuosity, and significantly challenged the boundaries of the possible on the contemporary oboe. As principal oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and an international soloist in his own right, Alexei Ogrintchouk may well be said to be the Friedrich Ramm of our day – also on BIS, his performances of J.S. Bach’s oboe concertos was judged to be ‘as astonishing as it is successful’ on the web site klassik-heute.de, with a sound described as ‘generous, rounded, warm and velvety’ in Classica. He here performs these pillars of the oboe repertoire with the support of the renowned Lithuanian Chamber Orchestra in the concerto and in the company of three highly respected young string players in the quartet. To round off the programme Alexei has called in his father, the pianist Leonid Ogrintchouk, and together the two perform a transcription of the Violin Sonata in B flat major, K 378, composed during the same period as the two other works on this disc.
 
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  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  Quartet in F major for oboe, violin, viola and cello, K370 13'54
01 I. Allegro 6'23
02 II. Adagio 3'16
03 III. Rondo. Allegro (ma non troppo) 4'15
 
  Concerto in C major for Oboe and Orchestra, K314 19'41
04 I. Allegro aperto 6'46
05 II. Adagio non troppo 7'16
06 III. Rondo. Allegretto 5'39
 
  Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K378 20'52
07 I. Allegro moderato 9'05
08 II. Andantino sostenuto e cantabile 7'31
09 III. Rondeau. Allegro 4'16
 
  Album total 55'52
ComposerMozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
OboeOgrintchouk, Alexeï
CelloBlaumane, Kristine
ViolaRysanov, Maxim
ViolinBrovtsyn, Boris
OrchestraLithuanian Chamber Orchestra
Oboe/conductorOgrintchouk, Alexeï
PianoOgrintchouk, Leonid

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