This is a very good disc of three Baroque concertos by Albinoni, Marcello and Vivaldi, and two from the late 18th Century and early 19th Century by Cimarosa and Bellini respectively. It makes a very enjoyable programme; I find the oboe a lovely concerto instrument and all the works are musically very fine. The slow movement of the Albinoni, in particular, is fabulously beautiful.
Paul Daniel plays extremely well. His tone and phrasing are excellent and he makes even the most demanding passages seem completely natural. I find the tempi of some of the quicker movements a little ponderous, but certainly not enough to spoil my enjoyment. The orchestra are supple and responsive to the music and the whole thing makes a very pleasurable listen.
The recorded sound, notes and presentation are of Hyperion's usual high standard and now that this is at budget price there's no need to hesitate - you get five lovely works, very well played. Warmly recommended.
(I would also heartily recommend Andrew Manze's recording of Albinoni's Op.9 concertos with Frank de Bruine playing the oboe solos: Albinoni: 12 Concertos, Op.9