Popular Oboe Concertos
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the magnificent city of Venice attracted many of the musicians who were responsible for developing the virtuoso instrumental music which typified the Italian Baroque. Amongst these was the violinist, Giovanni Battista Vivaldi whose consistent quality of his writing meant that his works were soon regarded as models of the ‘ideal Italian concerto’.
"Anderson's and the Philharmonia's compelling mix of fluent phrasing and spirited virtuosity realises the oboe's capacity to stir the emotions in a stylish, thoroughly convincing account."
Nicholas Rast, BBC Music Magazine