J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Three Oboe Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Iona Brown
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Academy of St. Martin-in-the-fields
Soloists:Heinz Holliger
Oboe d'amore
Individual Works:Concerto in F for Oboe, strings and continuo, BWV 1053
Concerto in D minor for Oboe, strings and continuo, BWV 1055
Concerto in A for Oboe d'Amore, strings and continuo, BWV 1059
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Philips
Catalog Number:412 851-2
Year Released/Recorded:May 1982
Comments:Eugene Herron said:

This CD would be a bargain at twice the price. To listen to the Harpsichord versions of these works is like looking at a black and white sketch-albiet a master work. To make them into Oboe works gives them color and depth and to me more life. There is contained in the jewel case a bit of explanation by Heinz Holliger about how these works were made, what choices and decisions were taken to achieve what ends, and why. If I had any regrets, it would be that there aren't more transcriptions of the Harpsichord concertos made for Oboe.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Eugene Herron
Date First Submitted:01/13/1998