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Lebrun Oboe Concertos

Bart Schneemann

Jan Willem de Vriend

SKU: 16198

Year of release: 2001

Concerto no. 1 in D minor 19:01
1. Allegro Jan Willem de Vriend 08:27
2. Grazioso Jan Willem de Vriend 05:03
3. Rondo Allegro Jan Willem de Vriend 05:30
Concerto no. 4 in B flat 19:12
4. Allegro Jan Willem de Vriend 08:27
5. Adagio Jan Willem de Vriend 05:06
6. Rondo Allegro Jan Willem de Vriend 05:38
Concerto no. 2 in G minor 20:33
7. Allegro Jan Willem de Vriend 07:50
8. Adagio Jan Willem de Vriend 05:45
9. Rondo Allegro Jan Willem de Vriend 06:57
Total time: 58:46

About this album

As sweet as drops of nectar Karl August Lebrun, a contemporary of Mozart’s, worshipped throughout Europe, brilliant oboist and composer of oboe concerti which , in the second half of the 18th century, must have been experienced as spectacular and pioneering…..and you’ve probably never even heard of him! I’ll tell you how it happened with me: of course, I could have taken Mozart’s over-familiar oboe concerto off the shelf again. Of course it’s a beautiful piece, but there’s some question whether Mozart actually wrote it, and to be honest, I had a VERY strong feeling that it wasn’t the first time that I’d “taken off the shelf”.

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Reviews

American Record Guide

(...) they are flat out irresistible, wonderfull works, a major discovery, and proof positive that there are still a lot of neglected masterpieces from classical times. (...) (...) His is a blended, oaken sound (...) (...) expressive and technically without flaw (...)

BBC Music Magazine

(...) A highly attractive proposition for oboe fanciers and anyone who enjoys verturing into the 18th-century hinterland.

International Record Review

(...) Schneemann plays them with superb grace and fine technique and de Vriends accompaniments are thoroughly stylish and supportive. Strongly recommended.

Audiophile Audition

(...) Schneemann is clearly a master of his instrument (...)

Gramophone

(...) this is a release simply waiting to be enjoyed.

Kunst stof

(...) Schneeman speelt zijn veeleisende solos stijlbewust, kleurrijk en zangerig. Virtuose passages gaan hem net zo makelijk af als de lyrische momenten. (...)

Technical Specifications

Digital To Analog ConverterSony
Mastering EquimentSadie Audio system
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis Custom made
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Analog To Digital ConverterPrism 24 bit / Genex Recorder
Recording DateJune 1999
Recording LocationVredenburg Utrecht, The Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording Engineerjared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks