Italian Oboe Concertos

Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: Oboe Concertos (2010)

Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - J.S. Bach: Oboe Concertos (2010)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 64:16 | 360 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: BIS-SACD-1769

As a glance at the titles for this release indicates, this is pretty much an album of reconstructions. In his learned and usefully comprehensive booklet notes, Geoffrey Burgess describes how Bach’s concertos for harpsichord can be shown to have had other intended solo instruments, the oboe in particular, in mind. Bach wrote more solos for the oboe into his cantatas than for any other instrument, and so the lack of concertante works for the instrument argues that several may have been lost or have only survived in other guises.
Camerata Bern & Heinz Holliger - Graun / Krebs / Telemann: Oboe Concertos (2004/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Camerata Bern & Heinz Holliger - Graun / Krebs / Telemann: Oboe Concertos (2004/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:48 minutes | 1.35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

In its time, the high Baroque oboe concerto was the ne plus ultra of the virtuoso, the sin qua non of the soulful, and the denier cri of the tuneful. But times change and for all but the most epicurean of the cognoscenti, the oboe concertos of Johann Gottlieb Graun, Johann Ludwig Krebs, and Georg Philipp Telemann are at best terra incognito and at worst nearly persona non grata. In his day, Heinz Holliger was the crème de la crème of oboe virtuosity, the apex, the acme, and the essence of the metaphysical quintessence of oboe virtuosity. So great was Holliger's celebrity that, after he had finished recording the oboe concertos of Mozart, Bach, and Strauss, he was allowed to record the oboe concertos of Graun, Krebs, and Telemann.
Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)

Nicholas Daniel, Britten Sinfonia & James MacMillan - Vaughan Williams & James Macmillan: Oboe Concertos (2015)
Classical | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Artwork | 01:05:59 | 269 MB
Label: Harmonia Mundi | Catalogue No: HMU807573

Two major British oboe concertos featuring soloist Nicholas Daniel with the Britten Sinfonia. Composer James MacMillan conducts the world premiere recording of his own Concerto (dedicated to Nicholas Daniel), as well as his 2012 composition 'One' and the Britten 'Suite on English Folk Tunes: A Time There Was'. The oboist himself directs the Ralph Vaughan Williams concerto, the work with which he won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition at the age of 18.
Stefan Schilli - Martinu / Zimmermann / Strauss - Oboe Concertos (2009, Oehms # OC 737)

Martinu / Zimmermann / Strauss: Oboe Concertos
Stefan Schilli / Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Mariss Jansons
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 221 MB | Full Artwork: 67 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Oehms # OC 737 | Country/Year: Germany 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century, Contemporary, Oboe

"…All three works are superbly played here by the brilliantly nimble Stefan Schilli, and Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian orchestra give him vivid support. I cannot think of a more enticing triptych of modern oboe concertos from any other source." ~Grammophone
Johann Gottlieb Graun, Carl Heinrich Graun: Oboe Concertos (2014)

Johann Gottlieb Graun, Carl Heinrich Graun: Oboe Concertos (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 392 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Accent | Catalog Number: 24280

Johann Gottlieb Graun became a member of the small court orchestra of the Prussian Crown Prince Frederick in Ruppin in 1732, which Carl Heinrich also joined in 1735. With Friedrich's ascension to the throne in 1740, Johann Gottlieb was appointed concertmaster and Carl Heinrich kapellmeister of the royal court. Johann Gottlieb remained until the end of his life closely linked to Frederick the Great, as concertmaster and chamber musician. Whilst his brother Carl Heinrich became an important figure at the new Berlin Court Opera, Johann Gottlieb strongly influenced the musical life of Berlin and early classicism in general as a violinist and composer.
Denisov • Eshpai • Goldmann • Kirchner • Zimmermann - Oboe concertos (Fabian Menzel) - 2003

Denisov • Eshpai • Goldmann • Kirchner • Zimmermann - Oboe concertos (Fabian Menzel)
Classical | EAC | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2CD, 629 MB
Label: hr-musik.de | Catalog Number: 0016 03 | TT: 1:54'42''

This double CD compiles recordings of 20th century oboe concertos made in recent years with the RSO Frankfurt's solo oboist Fabian Menzel. The selection does not attempt to be representative of oboe composition at the end of the last century, since such a repertoire is to extensive and varied. The five pieces presented in this edition, however, are interesting and significant contributions to the genre and vary greatly in terms of their conception.
Vivaldi - Oboe Concertos Vol.1-3 (Burkhard Glartzner, Max Pommer) (1988-1990)

Vivaldi - Oboe Concertos Vol.1-3 (Burkhard Glartzner, Max Pommer) (1988-1990)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 287.63 MB+228.05 MB+267.31 MB
Label: Capriccio | TT: 57:35+48:07+56:57

For such an outstanding composer, relatively little is known about Vivaldi's life beyond the fact that he was born and raised in Venice. This is ironic, considering this great Baroque composer's close association in the public's mind with everything Venetian – an association only bettered by Canaletto.
Vivaldi's father was a violinist at St. Mark's, and there are indications that Antonio received his early musical schooling from within the family. He is understood to have trained as a priest, and was ordained in 1703. With this achieved, Vivaldi gave up any pretence to a life of the cloth and instead concentrated on his musical career. The same year he was appointed as maestro di violino by the Ospedale della Pieta, a charitable religious foundation for the education and upbringing of female orphans. His relationship with the Pieta was to last for the rest of his life, a central pivot around which his musical activities could revolve..
Lebrun & Mozart - Heinz Holliger - Oboe Concertos [Archiv Produktion 471 724-2] {1965, 1980/82 - ReIssue 2003}

Lebrun & Mozart - Heinz Holliger - Oboe Concertos
Lebrun: Camerata Bern / Thomas Füri - Mozart: Münchener Kammerorchester / Hans Stadlmair
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 435 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Archiv Produktion # 471 724-2 | Country/Year: Germany 2003, 1965, 1980-82
Genre: Classical | Style: Viennese School

…these recordings were nothing short of "must haves". While – in the intervening years – performance practices have encountered emendation and musical aesthetics have been altered, the immense musical and artistic value of these performances still holds.

C.P.E. Bach: Oboe Concertos - Starr, Boysen, Musica Poetica (2012)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Jan. 13, 2013
C.P.E. Bach: Oboe Concertos - Starr, Boysen, Musica Poetica (2012)

C.P.E. Bach: Oboe Concertos - Starr, Boysen, Musica Poetica (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 282 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog Number: 94298

C.P.E. Bach’s two surviving oboe concertos both began as keyboard concertos that were later transcribed for oboe; their intended performer was probably Johann Christian Fischer, a virtuoso based in Potsdam in the mid 1760s. This would perhaps account for their technical and immensely challenging solo lines, which suggest that, like his father, Carl Philipp Emmanuel revelled in pushing instruments and performers to their limits.
Gabor Tarkövi - Italian Trumpet Concertos [Tudor 7161] (2009) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Gabor Tarkövi - Italian Trumpet Concertos
Mojca Erdmann, Soprano / Kammerorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks / Radoslaw Szulc
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 287 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Tudor # 7161 | Country/Year: Switzerland 2009
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Trumpet