Vivaldi: The Oboe Sonatas / Burkhard Glaetzner

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VIVALDI Oboe Sonatas: in B?, RV 34; in g, RV 28; in c, RV 53. Trio Sonata for 2 Oboes in g, RV 81. 1 Sonata in C for Vn, Ob, Org, and Chalumeau, RV 779 Burkhard Glaetzner (ob); Ingo Goritzki (ob); 1 Karl Suske (vn); Christine Schornsheim (org, hpd); Thomas Reinhardt (bn); Siegfried Pank (vdg); Achim Beyer (vne) CAPRICCIO 5016 (52:59)

This recording was originally released in 1988 as the chamber component of Burkard Glaetzner’s four-disc survey of Vivaldi’s oboe music. Be advised that oboe sonatas were not high on Vivaldi’s priority list; two of these five sonatas, RV 34 and RV 28, were originally intended for the violin. Nevertheless, reissuing this disc was probably a sound decision. Vivaldi’s oboe concertos are well represented on CD, but the sonatas not so much. Glaetzner’s recording of the C-Major Sonata, RV 779, was a CD first. Incidentally, the optional chalumeau in RV 779 is identified as a “bassoon ad lib.” Glaetzner is in fine form here, and the assisting artists are uniformly excellent. If this lightly explored corner of Vivaldi’s output piques your curiosity, you will not be disappointed by this disc.

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Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: C5016

  • UPC: 845221050164

  • Label: Capriccio

  • Composer: Antonio Vivaldi

  • Performer: Achim Beyer, Burkhard Glaetzner, Christine Schornsheim, Ingo Goritzki, Karl Suske, Siegfried Pank, Thomas Reinhardt