Concertos for oboe, strings & basso continuo (2010)

Vivaldi

Pauline Oostenrijk, Baroque Academy of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

Jan Willem de Vriend

In Vivaldi’s oeuvre, there is only one composition of which we are totally certain it was written for Pelegrina. Above the manuscript of the Sonata for oboe, violin, chalumeau and organ, RV 779, Vivaldi wrote the names of the girls for whom the piece was intended: Pelegrina dall’ Oboè, Prudenza dal Contralto, Candida dalla Viola and Lucietta Organista*. But since Pelegrina was by far the most accomplished oboist when Vivaldi worked at the Ospedale (the only other oboist mentioned in the archives is one Susanna, in 1726), we can assume that a number of the oboe concertos featured on this CD were also written for, and performed by, Pelegrina. And that is why I would like to dedicate this recording to her. 

 

To you, Pelegrina dall’ Oboè, who came into this world with so little; but who managed to breathe colour and lustre into life with that beautiful, yet so obstinate, double-reed instrument; and who inspired one of the greatest Baroque composers to create little gems we can enjoy to this very day.

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Pauline Oostenrijk

 

In 1999 Pauline Oostenrijk received the Music Prize of The Netherlands, the highest State Award for classical music. Before that, she had already won numerous prizes on national and international competitions, such as the Dutch representation in the Eurovision Young Musician of the Year Contest (1986), the first prize in the Tromp oboe competition (1988), the Decoration of the Friends of the Concertgebouw (1989), the Philip Morris Art Prize (1993), a second prize in the International Music Competition in Rome (with harpist Manja Smits), and the first prize in the Fernand Gillet oboe competition in Baltimore (1991), resulting in a recital in Carnegie Hall. 

She studied at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam with Koen van Slogteren and Jan Spronk, and continued her studies with, among others, Thomas Indermühle and Han de Vries. At the same time she completed her piano studies with Willem Brons. Since 1993, Pauline is solo oboist of the Residentie Orchestra in The Hague. Her activities as a soloist and chamber musician were recorded on a number of highly acclaimed cd’s. She plays recitals with pianist Ivo Janssen, and performs regularly with her sister, soprano Nienke Oostenrijk, in the Ensemble Oostenrijk-Jansen (with cembalo-player David Jansen and cellist Maarten Jansen). She is a member of the Orlando Wind Quintet and the ensemble Nieuw Amsterdams Peil. 

As a soloist she performed with orchestras like the Residentie Orkest, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Radio Kamer Orkest, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Brabants Orkest, Orkest van het Oosten (The Netherlands Symphonie Orchestra), WDR Sinfonieorchester Cologne, Orchestre d’Auvergne, Salzburger Kammerorchester and Sonora Hungarica. 

Jan Willem de Vriend

Jan Willem de Vriend is the artistic director of Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and since 2006 the chief conductor and artistic director of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to having served as concertmaster with various ensembles, De Vriend developed a career as a conductor with several orchestras both in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, Italy Germany, Sweden, as well as China and Australia. Opera conducting has come to play a significant role. He has led Combattimento Consort Amsterdam in unknown operas by Gassmann, Rameau, Heinchen and Haydn, among others, as well as familiar operas by such composers as Monteverdi, Handel, Rossini and Mozart. For the opera houses of Lucern, Strasbourg, Barcelona and Enschede, he has conducted operas by Handel, Mozart, Verdi, Strauss and others.
He was invited by the Stanislavsky Theatre of Moscow to conduct an opera by Handel.

De Vriend was awarded the Dutch Radio 4 Prize of the year 2012. The Radio 4 Prize is awarded to a musician (or ensemble or institution) who has distinguished himself in bringing classical music to a broad public.

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Concertos for oboe, strings & basso continuo (2010)

Vivaldi

Pauline Oostenrijk, Baroque Academy of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra

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Mastering Equipment: Avalon Acoustic
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording location: Muziekcentrum Enschede Holland
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Concerto in a minor RV 463- Allegro
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Concerto in a minor RV 463- Largo
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Concerto in a minor RV 463- Allegro
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Concerto in C major RV 450- Allegro molto
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Concerto in C major RV 450- Larghetto
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Concerto in C major RV 450- Allegro
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Concerto in a minor RV 461- Allegro non molto
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Concerto in a minor RV 461- Larghetto
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Concerto in a minor RV 461- Allegro
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Concerto in d minor per Archi e Cembalo RV 127- Allegro
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Concerto in d minor per Archi e Cembalo RV 127- Largo
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Concerto in d minor per Archi e Cembalo RV 127- Allegro
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Concerto in F major RV 457- Allegro non molto
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Concerto in F major RV 457- Andante
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Concerto in F major RV 457- Allegro molto
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Concerto in d minor RV 454- Allegro (moderato)
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Concerto in d minor RV 454- Largo
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Concerto in d minor RV 454- Allegro
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Concerto in F major RV 455- Allegro
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Concerto in F major RV 455- Grave
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Concerto in F major RV 455- Allegro
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