Performer: Albrecht Mayer, Andrea Zucco, Luca Pianca
Orchestra: I Musici di Roma
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.25 GB
Vivaldi: Oboe Concerto in C major, RV450
01. 1. Allegro molto
02. 2. Larghetto
03. 3. Allegro
Elmi: Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Basso continuo in A minor
04. 1. Adagio
05. – Allegro
06. 2. Grave
07. 3. Allegro
Sammartini, G: Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Basso Continuo in G Minor, Op. 8 No. 5
08. 1. Andante sostenuto
09. 2. Allegro assai – Adagio
10. 3. Adagio – Andante sostenuto
Sammartini, G: Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Basso Continuo in C Major, Op. 8 No. 4
11. 1. Andante
12. – Presto
13. 2. Allegro assai
14. 3. Andantino
Ristori: Oboe Concerto in E flat major
15. 1. Andante
16. 2. Allegro
17. 3. Grave
18. 4. Allegro
Sammartini, G: Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Basso continuo in C major (S-Skma Xe-R 166:30)
19. 1. Allegro
20. 2. Andante
21. 3. Allegro Assai
Recording Venue: Sala Accademica del Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra, Roma
Albrecht Mayer is back with a brand new Baroque album that will please both newcomers and connoisseurs. Besides the famous Vivaldi “Concerto for Oboe and Strings in C major, RV 450”, the album includes a great selection of hidden gems and world premiere recordings of musical jewels.
Passionate about expanding his instrument’s repertoire, Mayer embarked on a quest to uncover some of the buried treasures of the Italian Baroque. After a long and exciting musical research in numerous libraries and archives throughout Europe, Albrecht brings to light unrecorded music from the Italian Baroque and early Classicism. For this fascinating and musical journey Albrecht counts on the Italian iconic ensemble I Musici di Roma with whom he will present his new album in an extensive German tour in December 2017.
Albrecht Mayer is one of the most sought-after oboists of our time. He combines his position as principal oboist of the Berliner Philharmoniker, with an extraordinary career as a soloist. He has played under the baton of conductors like Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, or Nikolaus Harnoncourt and best world class orchestras like Mahler Chamber Orchestra or Berliner Philharmoniker. He also regularly plays chamber music and conducts ensembles.
Listeners and critics are equally enthused: There is talk of ‘gods’, of the ‘miraculous oboe’, or of Mayer’s ‘raising the oboe’ as a seductive instrument, which sounds with a unique and poetic voice when played by Mayer.
This album features Albrecht Mayer as a polyhedral musician, showing along with his facet as oboe player, his extraordinary contribution as musical director, researcher and author of all the cadenzas.