Albinoni - Oboe Concerto in B Flat Major, Op. 7, No. 3

Composed around 1715.

 Tomaso Albinoni is another of those underrated and neglected composers of the Italian Baroque. A slightly older contemporary of Vivaldi, and also a native Venetian, Albinoni seems to have existed at the margins of the city’s music-making establishments. Unlike the Red Priest, he never held posts at any of Venice’s churches or ospedali. Instead, he appears to have lived off his father’s paper business and been content to remain a freelance composer. His output was divided into operas and instrumental music. Virtually all of his operatic works have been lost or destroyed, leaving us with around 170 sonatas, sinfonias and concertos. Read more:

 VIDEO: Evelyn Rothwell: Oboe. Sir John Barbirolli conducting The Pro Arte Orchestra.


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