Decca may have included only these oboe and bassonn concerti in their Double Decca complete wind concerti because they preferred the de Peyer/Maag clarinet concerto for it. It is a trifle more romantic than the Marcellus/Szell version, and Dohnanyi/Cleveland are flawless in all three concerti. Cohen phrases well and his tone is attractive. However, Like Charles Neidich with the Orpheus CO/DG, Cohen
ornaments excessively in my view. I find it unnecessary and intrusive, and would rather hear DePeyer/Maag, Marcellus/Szell, or the bass clarinet version with Thea King and Jeffrey Tate.
McGill's bassoon concerto remains delightful. He employs a plummy tone and plays mellifluously, a bit like Klaus Thunemann. I would to hear him play the bassoon-cello sonata k292 also. John Mack was the principle Cleveland oboist
for many years. He phrases well, but ornaments a bit too much, I think. I was addicted to Lothar Koch's plummy tone and also liked the Holliger version. Dohnanyi accompanies very well as usual. I wish that he had recorded more Mozart, but he did record the final six symphonies including the Linz and Prague symphonies that Szell did not. (see my review). The Double Decca wind concerti set remains five star worthy with the possible exception of Mack's oboe concerto. And if the ornaments are annoying here, add a fourth star.