The World of Baroque Oboe

On January 23 2022, Otley Baroque launched its new ‘Discover Series’ which features one baroque instrument for each concert and introduces its charms, history and repertoire.

We invited a London-based Baroque Oboist, Andrés Villalobos Lépiz, hailing from Costa-Rica, who showcased some of the most beautiful baroque oboe repertory of the 18th century, including Marcello’s well known oboe concerto in d minor and lesser known Spanish composer Jose Pla’s trio Sonata with Asuka Sumi on baroque violin.

Another special guest was a Japanese harpsichordist Asako Ogawa who presented Bach’s virtuoso transcriptions, a vivacious treatment of Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G from L’Estro Armonico.

Together with Belgian soprano Marie Lemaire, the ensemble presented arias by Handel and Bach which features Oboe as an obligato instrument and we closed the concert with uplifting choral ‘Jesus Joy of Man’s Desiring’ from Bach’s sacred cantata 147.

Soloists:
Andrés Villalobos Lépiz, baroque oboe
Asako Ogawa, harpsichord
Marie Lemaire, soprano Otley Baroque Strings
Asuka Sumi, baroque violin & direction
Jennifer Piggott, baroque violin
Derek Revill, baroque viola
Catherine Strachan, baroque cello

Otley Baroque Strings:
Asuka Sumi, baroque violin & direction
Jennifer Piggott, baroque violin
Derek Revill, baroque viola
Catherine Strachan, baroque cello



PROGRAMME

G.P. Telemann
Concerto for oboe, two violins and basso continuo
in D major TWV51:D5
G.F. Handel
‘Meine Seele hört im Sehen’ from Nine German Arias HWV 20

J.S. Bach
Concerto in F BWV978
(transcription after Vivaldi RV310)

José Pla
Trio Sonata in d minor DolP3.2b

G.P. Telemann
Concerto for Strings and Basso Continuo in G major

A. Marcello
Concerto for Oboe, Strings and Basso Continuo in d minor

J.S.Bach
Aria ‘ ‘Ich esse mit Freuden mein weniges Brot’
from Cantata No. 84 ‘Ich bin vergnügt mit meinem Glücke’

Choral ‘Jesus, bleibet meine Freude’
from Cantata No. 147 ‘Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben’

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