Program 7: Concerto Copenhagen with Guest Host Norman Middleton
Scandinavia’s leading period instrument ensemble, Concerto Copenhagen (also known as “CoCo”), performs concertos by J.S. Bach, Handel and a major 18th- century Swedish composer, Johan Helmich Roman.
Artistic director Lars Ulrik Mortensen is the soloist in Bach’s harpsichord concerto, a recycling of one of his concertos for violin— “a veritable textbook in the art of transcription,” that showcases the keyboard’s range of textural possibilities.
Roman, an interesting figure—described as “the Father of Swedish music” and “the Swedish virtuoso”—was a composer, violinist, and oboist who probably premiered the oboe concerto in this program. The soloist here is Frank de Bruine, and the instrument is the oboe d’amore “oboe of love,” an instrument very similar to the oboe you hear in an orchestra today, but lower in range and a perhaps bit less nasal and more tranquil in tone quality. Joining Bill McGlaughlin is Norman Middleton, an oboist and producer from the Library’s concert staff.
Radio Concerts from the Library of Congress
|Program 1:||Leonard Bernstein at the Library of Congress with Guest Host Mark Horowitz|
|Program 2:||Ensemble Matheus with Jennifer Larmore with Guest Host Denise Gallo|
|Program 3:||Focus on Silvestre Revueltas Post-Classical Ensemble with Eugenia León|
|Program 4:||Inspired by Italy|
|Program 5:||Beaux Arts Trio Farewell Concert|
|Program 6:||Music and Moravia|
|Program 7:||Concerto Copenhagen with guest host Norman Middleton|
|Program 8:||Lynn Harrell and Quatuor Ysaÿe|
|Program 9:||Baroque Plus|
|Program 10:||A Tribute to Library of Congress Radio History with co-host Rich Kleinfeldt|
|Program 11:||Pacifica and Del Sol Quartets|
|Program 12:||St. Petersburg Quartet with violist Michael Tree|
|Program 13:||Mendelssohn, Rossini—and Piazzolla|
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Last Updated: 08/14/2012