J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Three Oboe Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Heinz Holliger
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Academy of St. Martin-in-the fields
Soloists:Heinz Holliger, oboe
Iona Brown, conductor
Individual Works:Concerto in F for oboe, strings, and continuo, BWV 1053
Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings, and continuo, BWV 1059
Concerto in A for oboe, strings, and continuo, BWV 1055
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Philips
Catalog Number:412 851-2
Year Released/Recorded:1982
Total Playing Time:48 min
Comments:George Murnu said:

Today's leading oboist performs with one of the leading ensembles, and yes the recording lives up to the high expectations. Crisp phrasing and articulation is what we expect from ASMF, and it combines well with Holliger's oboe. That the concerti are all reconstructions hardly matters given such a performance.

Jan Hanford said:

I buy anything by Heinz Holiger, he is simply one of the best musicians ever. His performance of these works is beautiful. A highly recommended recording.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • George Murnu
And from the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:12/17/1997