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Strauss Oboe Concerto

François Leleux joins Aurora at the 2016 BBC Proms for an unforgettable performance of Strauss’s lyrical Oboe Concerto.

Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto in D major

François Leleux oboe
Nicholas Collon conductor

Strauss Oboe Concerto

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.
Free to watch on Aurora’s YouTube channel.
Footage courtesy of BBC Proms.