24. June 2009 · Comments Off on New York Philharmonic History · Categories: Links, Oboe, Symphony

NYP has a site that allows you to check out their history. For instance, you can go to their “search artist” page and enter “oboe” for the instrument. I found out that Caesare Addimando played oboe in 1908, playing the Beethoven Trio for 2 Oboes & EH. Interesting, isn’t it, that they did that work? Here’s the full program:

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
Beethoven: Ah! perfido, Recitative and Aria for Soprano and Orchestra, Op. 65
Intermission
Beethoven: Trio for Two Oboes and English Horn, Op. 87, Adagio (2nd movement)
Beethoven: Trio for Two Oboes and English Horn, Op. 87, Finale: Presto (4th movement)
Beethoven: Der Wachtelschlag, woo129 (Damrosch, Leopold)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36

Note that they only did two movements of the Trio. That wasn’t uncommon, from what I’ve read. When I was music librarian I spent time organizing the San Jose Symphony’s (RIP) programs and history, and saw they did the same sort of thing.

… and who else played in the trio? Bruno Labate and Marcel Tabuteau!