Handel - Complete Oboe Concertos and Sonatas | Heritage HTGCD278

Handel - Complete Oboe Concertos and Sonatas


Label: Heritage

Cat No: HTGCD278

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 9th March 2015



Sarah Francis performs Handelís complete oboe concertos and sonatas with the London Harpsichord Ensemble. These interpretations are perhaps the finest on modern instruments and have received the highest accolades from national and international press alike. The booklet includes an informative essay by Handel expert Anthony Hicks. Formerly on the Unicorn and Regis labels, the recordings are offered at budget price.

Sarah Francis is one of Britainís foremost oboists, enjoying an international career as a concert performer, broadcast artist, recording artist, chamber musician and teacher. She has recorded for Decca, Hyperion, Chandos and Naxos and her recordings are frequently played on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM. Concert appearances have taken her all over the world, including appearances at the BBC Proms. Gordon Crosse, William Matthias and Anthony Payne have all written concertos for her.

"not merely a good oboist, but one of tonal and technical command almost beyond description." Gramophone

"Miss Francis's playing is memorable both for her appealing timbre and her sensitive, lyrical phrasing, where she varies her vibrato with the utmost subtlety. A collection which easily leads the field." - Penguin Guide to Compact Discs 4* Recording

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