Woodcock: Concertos for Recorder & Oboe / Stegmann, Fritz, Ensemble Odyssee

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Robert Woodcock was not a professional musician. He was a painter and ships were his favorite subjects: many of those are now displayed in National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and testify to his skills. He did not make a living out of music, yet he played the oboe and in 1727 he published a collection of twelve concertos. In the 1720s London’s public was mesmerized by the newly-imported Italian concerto and by the virtuosity of the several wind players who performed on the English stages on different instruments. Woodcock, who scored his music for sixth-flute (a soprano recorder in D), oboe, and traverso with string accompaniment, wrote some of the music played by those virtuosi. He was a contemporary of Handel and it is not by chance that one of his pieces was for a long time attributed to Handel. On this new release, Ensemble Odyssee presents the complete recorder and oboe concertos by Woodcock together with some lesser-known orchestra works by Charles Dieupart and Sammartini’s celebrated recorder concerto in a new and fresh performance.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: PC10386

  • UPC: 7619990103863

  • Label: Pan Classics