This Newton Classics set includes disc for disc transfers of three of Heinz Holliger's recordings for Philips:
Bach: 3 Oboe Concertos
Telemann: Concerti for Oboe, Strings and Basso Continuo - in E minor, in D minor, in C minor, in F minor, in D Major - Heinz Holliger, Iona Brown
Concerti per Oboe.
The Bach and Telemann discs were made with Iona Brown directing the Academy of St Martins in the Fields in 1981 and 1982, whereas the assorted works making up the third disc were recorded in 1986 with I Musici.
Anyone who appreciates Baroque music played on modern instruments will love this reissue. The music is delightful, Holliger's playing is beautiful, he and the orchestras are completely on the same wavelength, and the recorded sound from Philips is rich and warm. Throw in the fact that the three cd's that make up this set are only available individually through archivmusic's on-demand service at $19.99 apiece makes this Newton Classics set irresistible.
Recommended without reservation.