Cimarosa Oboe Concerto in C

Cimarosa's Oboe Concerto in C major This oboe concerto is a conglomeration of four keyboard sonatas by Domenico Cimarosa. The individual sonatas are one movement long in length, and are each complete pieces. However, they can be grouped into larger units to musical advantage. In 1949, Arthur Benjamin took four of his favorite keyboard sonatas of Cimarosa and combined them into the larger concerto form. In the year 1787, he took up the post of composer in residence to Catherine II of Russia. At the time, Russia's coffers were not overly plentiful, and the amount of money the Empress was willing to spend on opera dwindled with each season. Cimarosa took to composing instrumental music to pass the time. Domenico Cimarosa (Italian: [doˈmeːniko tʃimaˈrɔːza]; 17 December 1749, Aversa, Province of Caserta – 11 January 1801, Venice) was an Italian opera composer of the Neapolitan school. He wrote more than eighty operas during his lifetime, including his masterpiece, Il matrimonio segreto (1792). WIKIPEDIA

VIDEO: Cimarosa Oboe Concerto Oboe Francois Leleux Conductor Jean Thorel City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

Cimarosa Oboe Concerto - François Leleux; City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong

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