Vanhal: Concertante Quartets for oboe & string trio, Op. 7

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COMPOSERS: Vanhal
LABELS: Hyperion Helios
WORKS: Concertante Quartets for oboe & string trio, Op. 7
PERFORMER: Sarah Francis (oboe); Tagore String Trio
CATALOGUE NO: CDH 55033
These gem-like oboe quartets by Mozart’s Bohemian friend are well worth hearing. In the terrific Presto from the First Quartet the playing is piquant and varied, and in the lovely Mozartian Andante from the Sixth it is plangent, though lacking in sensuousness. Anthony Pryer

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