J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Oboe Concertos

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Helmut Müller-Brühl
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Cologne Chamber Orchestra
Soloists:Christian Hommel, oboe and oboe d'amore
Lisa Stewart, violin
Individual Works:Concerto for oboe d'amore in A major, BWV 1055
Concerto for oboe in G minor, BWV 1056
Concerto for oboe in D minor, BWV 1059
Concerto for oboe d'amore in D major, BWV 1053
Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV 1060
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Naxos
Catalog Number:8.554169
Year Released/Recorded:1996
Total Playing Time:68:33
Comments:Anne Yvercerre said:

Beautiful renditions of some beautiful works. Hearing them played on an oboe seems to bring a Baroque warmth that a harpsichord does not capture. The soloists do an admirable job, expressing a whole range of moods from plaintiveness to playfulness. An excellent recording made even more attractive by its budget price.

Eugene Herron said:

The Oboe goes well with BWV 1056-better than either the Harpsichord or the Violin. I'd been searching for this version for quite some time. Other transcriptions were the usual staples, the ornamentation was spirited and respectful. An interesting substitution for the adagio of BWV 1059. They substituted the usual adagio by Bach for an adagio by Alessandro Marcello-a pleasant surprise which was explained in the sheets. The adagio usually presented for BWV 1059 sounds a lot like the Largo for BWV 1056-ironic that they appear together here.

I don't want to encourage Naxos to raise their prices, but I feel like I stole this CD.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Anne Yvercerre
  • Eugene Herron
Date First Submitted:08/29/1998