09. November 2023 · Comments Off on A Lovely Way to Start the Day! · Categories: Baroque, Oboe

Beautiful music played wonderfully by the fabulous Mingjia Liu. Bravo to you, and bravi tutti to the group! Gorgeous phrasing, sound, dynamics … and that second movement! Ahhhh.

ALESSANDRO MARCELLO – Oboe Concerto in D Minor – Mingjia Liu & Qingxin Ensemble

09. April 2023 · Comments Off on A Bit More Bach · Categories: BachTrac™, Baroque · Tags: , , , ,

‘Gloria’ & ‘Et in terra pax’: Bach’s Mass in B Minor (VOCES8, Academy of Ancient Music)

Put that volume up!

On April 4th 2021 (Easter Day) VOCES8, Academy of Ancient Music (led by Rachel Podger), and a starry line up of soloists (Carolyn Sampson, Iestyn Davies, Jeremy Budd, Matthew Brook), presented Bach’s Mass in B minor, directed by Barnaby Smith.

08. April 2022 · Comments Off on And Then There’s This! · Categories: Baroque

J.S. Bach – Das Musikalische Opfer BWV 1079
Ricercar a 6

Filmed at Palais Vivienne, Paris (FRANCE)
Thanks to Pierre-Jean Chalençon

Beniamino Paganini, flute
Baptiste Lopez, violin
Nele Vertommen, oboe da caccia
Valentin Tournet, viola da gamba
Mathias Ferré, viola da gamba
Edouard Catalan, cello

Elise Chanet & Teresa Máiquez, framing
Aloïs Lang-Rousseau, framing/video
Mathilde Tirard, recording

Engineered/directed by Julie Grisel

08. April 2022 · Comments Off on Ah, Baroque Oboe! · Categories: Baroque, Listen, Oboe

When I was in high school I heard a Baroque oboe and cringed. I simply couldn’t stand the sound.

Now? Well now I adore it.

I’m not sure what bothered me then, and I am not certain what makes it hit my heart now. I only know I’ve changed. The sound is just so lovely …

From the YouTube page:
Johann Melchior Molter
Concerto for oboe in a
Badische Landesbibliothek Karlsruhe Concertos- Mus. Hs. 300

0:00 I. Allegro
3:07 II. Largo
5:14 III. Allegro

Musica Gloria
Nele Vertommen & Beniamino Paganini

Nele Vertommen – oboe
Elise Dupont – violin
Pietro Battistoni – violin
Lena Rademann – viola
Phyllis Bartholomeus – cello
Beniamino Paganini – harpsichord

Thomas Langlois – recording supervisor
Rachel Perfecto & Jakob De Vreese – video recording cameras
Peter Van Wonterghem – sound engineer
Nele Vertommen & Beniamino Paganini – sound editing
Beniamino Paganini – sound recording & video editing

Hollands College Leuven (B) – 11 December 2021

With many thanks to LozerCultureel

07. March 2019 · Comments Off on A’Hunting We Will Go · Categories: Baroque

“Its sound is very soothing, plaintive and I think slightly enigmatic”.

Our co-principal oboe Katharina Spreckelsen explores the mystery of the peculiar looking baroque instrument, the oboe da caccia.

I just love this gorgeous instrument!

30. January 2019 · Comments Off on The Baroque Oboe · Categories: Baroque, Oboe, Videos

… the prior video then took me to this one. Such fun to hear and learn about!

Co-Principal Oboe Katharina Spreckelsen on why the quirks of the Baroque oboe make it so exciting.

19. October 2017 · Comments Off on Have An Hour and Thirty-four Minutes, Thirty-Seven Seconds? · Categories: Baroque, Listen

Because this:

Buxtehude: Abendmusik
Ensemble Masque & Vox Luminis

Side Note: The vocal group, Vox Luminis, is asking for financial help, if you are able and care to give:

18. October 2017 · Comments Off on But Let’s Hear it for These Young Ladies! · Categories: Baroque, Children Making Music, Listen

… not oboes, but their recorder playing is mighty nice. I don’t know their ages, but the YouTube page says they are from the ChunCheon Seonglim Elementary School.

18. October 2017 · Comments Off on Some Handel for You · Categories: Baroque, Listen

Because oboes are definitely associated with royalty!

The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
FestspielOrchester Göttingen; Laurence Cummings, Director

17. July 2017 · Comments Off on Good Morning! · Categories: Baroque, Listen

I’m calling this my “good morning, no get out on your walk” music!

Fasch: Concerto in D, 3rd Movement
Philadephia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare