Oboe Concertos

Bart Schneemann

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Lebrun is a good example: at the age of 12 he was introduced by his father, Jacob Alexander Lebrun, the Belgian solo oboist of the Mannheim Orchestra (the Berlin Philharmonic of the 18th century) as a ‘student oboist’. In a few years he became the ‘Michael Jackson’ of the oboe in Europe: young, virtuosic, and innovative. He stole the hearts of his audiences in all the great musical capitals of Europe. The oboist Anton Fladt, his critic and colleague, described him in this way: “one of the greatest musical geniuses that I have ever encountered is Lebrun: young in years but a full grown man in his art. He has achieved the summit of perfection with his oboe. His ornamentation, his compositional innovations, and his cadenzas are inimitable. He conquers his instrument’s every difficulty, plays simple or difficult works, evokes emotional turmoil and warmth of feeling, plays his own compositions but also those of other composers, and, in a word, is an exceptionally rare spirit!”

Lebrun apparently had a tone that could ‘open your ears’, he had a technical facility which enabled him to execute feats hitherto considered impossible, and above all: he himself wrote the concerti which gave him an outlet for all of those talents. Free of the pretense which would have held him back from writing music that was designed to impress posterity, he was also free to experiment with the current styles of composition.

Tracklist

1.
Concerto Nr. 3 In C Major - Allegro
09:22
2.
Concerto Nr. 3 In C Major - Adiago
04:03
3.
Concerto Nr. 3 In C Major - Rondo Allegretto
06:24
4.
Concerto Nr. 6 In F Major - Allegro
00:03
5.
Concerto Nr. 6 In F Major - Adagio Grazioso
05:19
6.
Concerto Nr. 6 In F Major - Rondo Allegro
06:00
7.
Concerto Nr. 5 in C Major - Grave-Allegro
10:42
8.
Concerto Nr. 5 in C Major - Adiagio
05:56
9.
Concerto Nr. 5 in C Major - Rondo Allegro
06:28
10.
Encore - Ludwig Von Beethoven Largo From Oboe Concerto In F Major (Hess 12)
07:00

Total time: 01:01:17

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Original Recording Format

Cables

van den Hul

Digital Converters

Meitner DSD AD/DA

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Mastering Equipment

B+W 803 Diamond

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoe[s

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis custom made

Producer

Jared Sacks

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks

Recording location

MCO studio Hilversum Holland

Recording Software

Pyramix

Speakers

Audio Lab

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

21404

Release Date January 1, 2014
SKU 21404

Press reviews

Brabants Dagblad

Bart Schneemann laat met deze cd zowel een document als een juweeltje zien (…) Brabants Dagblad

Klassik.com

Die Interpreten musizieren ‘galant’ ohne bertreibungen hinsichtlich Tempo und Artikulation. Bewundernswert ist die Leichtigkeit und Grazie, die Schneemann der Oboenpartie gibt. Die Kadenzen sind teilweise von berbordender Virtuositt (…) Klassik.com

Luister

de speurtocht van Bart Schneemann naar solo-repertoire voor zijn instrument heeft geresulteerd in muziek van de vrijwel vergeten componist August Lebrun. De ranke, virtuoos-beweeglijke hobo toon en de warm-glanzende opnameklank staan deze allerplezierigste concerten heel goed. Luister

Klassik Heute.de

Elegant schwingt der Solist sich durch alle Lagen, punktgenau differenziert er seine Artikulation und Phrasierung, auf sehr ansprechende Weise verleiht er den Melodien eine innige Expressivitt. Das Orchester begleitet mit derselben Liebe zum Detail (…) Klassik Heute.de

American Record Guide

Warm, spacious, pleasantly reverberant, and with nice depth. (…) (…) The orchestra playing is very fine indeed. A must-have release. American Record Guide

The Absolute Sound

Schneemann makes a great case for the composer; this is what Lebrun himself must have sounded like. His tone is sweetly expressive and effortlessly produced from top to bottom. He artfully inflects melodic lines, and his technique is faultless. (…) The Absolute Sound

International Record Review

Of the previous concertos I wrote: – Schneemann plays them with superb grace and fine technique and de Vriends accompaniments are thoroughly stylish and supportive. I am very happy to recapitulate that verdict. Recommended International Record Review

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