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MOZART, MARTINŮ, STRAUSS / Oboe concertos / František Hanták

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The brilliant virtuoso František Hanták's legendary recordings of three virtuoso concertos

SU 3955-2     

Release date: September 2008

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C major, K 314a (1777)                             
Bohuslav Martinů: Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, H 353 (1955)
Richard Strauss: Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra (1945)

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra / Milan Munclinger
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra / Jaroslav Vogel, Martin Turnovský

The common denominator of the recordings of three virtuoso concertos is the name of the soloist. In 1932, while still a student, František Hanták was engaged by Václav Talich to take up the post of first oboist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. At the same time, Hanták was a member of Czech Nonet and, later on, also played with the Czech Philharmonic Wind Quintet and the pioneering ensemble Ars rediviva.

The concertos, however, are also related in the fact that all were created to the interpreter’s order. Mozart composed his concerto in 1777 in Salzburg for Giuseppe Ferlendis, oboist of the Court Chapel. Only later on, under pressure of time, did he transpose it for flute, so as to meet another order. The initiator of Martinů's oboe concerto was Jiří Tancibudek, oboist of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, who emigrated in 1950 to Australia. He premiered the work in Sydney and also played it on many occasions in Europe, yet it was František Hanták who premiered the concerto in Czechoslovakia in 1960, despite the disfavour against the composer prevailing at the authorities. Strauss's lucid chamber score of the oboe concerto originated in 1945, following a casual visit from the American soldier John de Lancie, in civilian life solo oboist of the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra. The 81-year-old Strauss completed the exquisite work in the winter of the same year.

The brilliant virtuoso František Hanták’s legendary recordings of Mozart, Strauss and Martinů

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1.Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra in C major, K. 314 a00:22:35
music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Milan Munclinger
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
1.Allegro aperto00:07:45MP3 example :: Allegro aperto [470 kB]
music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Milan Munclinger
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
2.Adagio non troppo00:08:11MP3 example :: Adagio non troppo [470 kB]
music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Milan Munclinger
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
3.Rondo. Allegretto00:06:35MP3 example :: Rondo. Allegretto [470 kB]
music by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Milan Munclinger
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
2.Concerto for Oboe and Small Orchestra, H. 35300:16:09
music by: Bohuslav Martinu
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Martin Turnovsky
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
1.Moderato00:04:43MP3 example :: Moderato [470 kB]
music by: Bohuslav Martinu
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Martin Turnovsky
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
2.Poco andante00:06:55MP3 example :: Poco andante [470 kB]
music by: Bohuslav Martinu
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Martin Turnovsky
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
3.Poco allegro00:04:21MP3 example :: Poco allegro [470 kB]
music by: Bohuslav Martinu
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Martin Turnovsky
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
3.Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra00:22:55
music by: Richard Strauss
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Jaroslav Vogel
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
1.Allegro moderato00:07:46MP3 example :: Allegro moderato [470 kB]
music by: Richard Strauss
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Jaroslav Vogel
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
2.Andante00:08:03MP3 example :: Andante [470 kB]
music by: Richard Strauss
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Jaroslav Vogel
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra
3.Vivace00:07:06MP3 example :: Vivace [470 kB]
music by: Richard Strauss
oboe: Frantisek Hantak
conductor: Jaroslav Vogel
Brno Philharmonic Orchestra


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