Project Description

Lost & Found means coincidences, happy chances and a determination to uncover music written and no doubt performed long ago and then completely fallen into oblivion. The 19th century was and remains of particular interest to oboists, because their instrument, which was still very important in Mozart’s time, came to be seen, both in the general perception and also in the eyes of many composers, as no more than a provider of orchestral colour – essential, but, throughout long passages, given virtually no solo work. There were of course exceptions….

… which can be assembled into excellent programmes. Here we start off with the Divertissement op. 58 by the Bohemian composer Jan Wenzislaus Kalliwoda (1801-1866), once very famous, next the wonderful Concertino op. 18 by Liszt’s friend August Klughardt (1847-1902), then the Concerto in F major by Joseph Reicha (1746-1795), a contemporary of Haydn and Mozart, who as musical director at the court of the Elector of Bonn had in his ensemble no less a figure than Beethoven on the viola – and finally the Concertino by Ignaz Lachner (1807-1895), the middle of the three Lachner brothers who in the 19th century all enjoyed great esteem as composers, conductors and teachers. Even though they and all their works have somewhat faded into the background in comparison with their greater contemporaries, they composed much that is worth reviving – as this album impressively proves in five quarters of an hour.

Tracklisting

August Friedrich Martin Klughardt (1847 – 1902)
Concertino für Oboe und Orchester op.18
01 Ziemlich lebhaft
02 Ruhig und sehr ausdrucksvoll
03 Lebhaft

Joseph Reicha (1746 – 1795)
Konzert in B-Dur für Oboe und Orchester
04 Allegro
05 Adagio
06 Rondo: Allegro

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801 – 1866)
Divertissement op.58 für Oboe und Orchester
07 Introduzione (Allegretto)
08 Allegro Andante
09 Adagio
10 Vivace – Presto

Joseph Reicha (1746 – 1795)
Konzert in F-Dur für Oboe und Orchester
11 Allegro
12 Adagio
13 Rondeau: Allegretto

Ignaz Lachner (1807 – 1895)
Concertino für Oboe und Orchester
14 Allegro moderato
15 Andantino
16 Rondo: Allegretto quasi Andantino

TT 75:41

Artists

Hansjörg Schellenberger, Oboe & Conductor
Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana

Reviews

☞ »Melomanen werden entzückt sein von der Fülle des Wohllauts in den höchst eingängigen Concerti dieser zu Unrecht vergessenen Komponisten. Deren Musik wird von Schellenberger erstmals eingespielt und hoch virtuos gemeistert.« Financial Times Deutschland, 24. April 2008

»Hansjörg Schellenberger, ehemaliger erster Oboist der Berliner Philharmoniker spielt meisterhaft, und unter seiner Leitung musizieren die Musiker des Orchesters stimmungsvoll und mit voller Überzeugung.« pizzicato, 9/2008

»Diese Musik fließt butterweich aus der Oboe, glitzert goldgelb wie Honig – aber sie klebt nicht! Hansjörg Schellenberger kümmert sich mit dieser CD ausschließlich um vergessene, wenig eingespielte oder zeitweilig verschollene Kompositionen, die zwischen großem Salon und gepflegtem kleinen Saal changieren und vor allem eines sind: einfach tolle Musik.« das Orchester, 3/2009