Mozart Gran Partita

Stenton Church, Stenton

Credit: Photo: Sussie Ahlburg

Oliver Knussen Cantata, Op 15 for oboe and
string trio
Mozart Serenade in B flat, (arr. Schwenke) K361,
‘Gran Partita’

Hebrides Ensemble
François Leleux Oboe

Mozart’s ‘Gran Partita’ deserves its nickname –
it is music on a truly grand scale, and one of the glories of the wind repertory. Here it’s led by the charismatic François Leleux in a version from 1815 for oboe, strings and piano.

Stenton’s lovely church has the ideal acoustic for it, and for the songful, beautifully fashioned little quartet by Oliver Knussen.

“ Francois Leleux took the oboe to new heights of expression”
Musical Criticism

“ [Knussen’s Cantata is]… a composition of great charm and precise character”
The Financial Times

Duration 1 hour 20 mins

This concert is one of three presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 : 90-93FM