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Strauss’ Oboe Concerto

First performed: Sun 31 July 2016

Experience one of the world’s greatest oboists, François Leleux, playing Strauss’s joyful, singing Oboe Concerto at the 2016 BBC Proms.

“A spry and lucid account of Strauss’s superabundantly lyrical Oboe Concerto” ★★★★★ The Guardian

“Soloist François Leleux, so articulate in his onstage interview, made his case even more persuasively with his instrument. From the opening entry, an aria by any other name, to the saucy little dance that sets the final movement swaying, Leleux seemed scarcely to draw breath, pouring out sounds by turns witty, forthright and fragile, but always beautiful. A performance of utmost generosity – a homage from one master musician to another.” ★★★★ Independent

Filmed live at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 31 July 2016.
Footage courtesy of BBC Proms.

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