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Francois Leleux and Eric Le Sage

Donald Macleod presents works for solo oboe and piano performed live at the Edinburgh International Festival by Francois Leleux and Eric Le Sage.

Francois Leleux and Eric Le Sage perform a selection of chamber works for oboe and piano, beginning in the neoclassical and angular tonal world of Saint-Saëns and Hindemith's sonatas. Then follows Poulenc's tender sonata written in his final year, in memory of Prokofiev, alongside Schumann's Adagio and Allegro Op.70 -originally written for the newly arrived valve horn. After the interval, Dutilleux and Schumann's lyrical offerings precede Antal Dorati's expansive and demanding Duo Concertante. Dorati considered himself a 'conducting composer' and commented that 'writing music is the very focal point of my life.'

Saint-Saëns: Oboe Sonata in D major, Op.166
Hindemith: Oboe Sonata
Poulenc: Sonata for oboe and piano, FP 185
Schumann: Adagio and Allegro, Op.70

11.50 interval
The Chiaroscuro Quartet play Haydn's String Quartet in A major, Op. 20 No. 6

12.10
Dutilleux: Oboe Sonata
Schumann: Three Romances, Op.94
Dorati: Duo Concertante for oboe and piano

François Leleux, oboe
Eric Le Sage, piano

Presenter - Donald Macleod
Producer - Laura Metcalfe.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Oboe Sonata in D major Op 166

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
  • Paul Hindemith

    Oboe Sonata

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Sonata for oboe and piano, FP 185

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
  • Robert Schumann

    Adagio and Allegro Op.70

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
  • Joseph Haydn

    String Quartet in A Major, Op. 20 No. 6

    Ensemble: Chiaroscuro Quartet.
  • Henri Dutilleux

    Oboe Sonata

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
  • Robert Schumann

    Three Romances Op 94

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
  • Antal Doráti

    Duo Concertante for Oboe and Piano

    Performer: François Leleux. Performer: Éric Le Sage.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Nabucco (Overture)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • Verdi: Overtures and Preludes: Muti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 3.
  • Alfredo Casella

    Paganiniana, Op 65 (1st mvt)

    Orchestra: Filarmonica della Scala. Conductor: Riccardo Muti.
    • La Scala PO/Muti.
    • Sony Classical.
    • 1.

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