Vivaldi: Oboe Concertos: Alex Klein, oboe

Audio Samples

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 463
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D major, RV 453
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 447
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in A minor, RV 461
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in F major, RV 457
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 8 no 9/RV 454
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 450
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in F major, RV 455

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 463
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D major, RV 453
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 447
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in A minor, RV 461
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in F major, RV 457
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 8 no 9/RV 454
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 450
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in F major, RV 455
Performer Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide
This may be a rerelease from 1996, but if you missed it the first time around, get it now. In general, when Alex Klein's name appears on a recording, buy it. His musicality and tone do not cease to inspire me. In fact, there are few oboists today whose expression and sound stack up to his. Klein is both an excellent performer and teacher. His performances are saturated with his theories in practice. Like reading the development of a character in a novel, Klein's performance clearly allows the development of the oboe's voice in each of these beautiful Vivaldi concertos. His understanding of the music is as refined as his technique, and his style even more impressive. There is nothing about this album that will not please you. From the care and direction he gives to each note to the subtle refinement of the New Brandenburg Collegium, the sounds you hear in this set are a benchmark.

Audiophile Audition
This recording is a reissue of one that appeared originally on the Musical Heritage Society label, and it's very welcome. Klein is a suave highly characterful soloist with a beauty of tone to match his rock-solid technique. He gets spirited assistance from the New Brandenburg Collegium under Anthony Newman's direction. The stereo sound is big and bright, with firm bass and a well-gauged ambience. However, the soloist is just a tad forward; I'd prefer his placement further back in the mix to produce a more blended sound. But this is a small point when there are so many musical and sonic virtues here to admire.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993).



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>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in A minor, RV 463
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in D major, RV 453
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 447
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in A minor, RV 461
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in F major, RV 457
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Oboe in D minor, Op. 8 no 9/RV 454
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1725

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in C major, RV 450
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for oboe, strings & continuo in F major, RV 455
  • Performer: Alex Klein (Oboe)
  • Conductor: Anthony Newman
  • Ensemble: New Brandenburg Collegium
  • Notes: Performing Arts Center, SUNY, Purchase, NY (09/01/1993-09/03/1993)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742