Concertos for Oboe
Antonio Vivaldi

Concertos for Oboe

Joris Van den Hauwe

Label: Aliud
Format: CD
Barcode: 8717775551232
Catalog number: ACDBN 0992
Releasedate: 11-01-19
- Joris Van den Hauwe gained highest honours for his post-gradu-ate ‘higher diploma’ in oboe playing at the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Brussels.
- With this album he won the Choc de Classica!
‘These girls are educated at the expense of the state to distinguish themselves in music. They sing like angels and play violin, flute, harpsichord, organ, oboe, cello and bas-soon; in short, no instrument can deter them, however big it may be.’ That is what French humanist and historian Charles de Brosses wrote in1739 about the girls who received their schooling in the Venetian orphanages which he visited. In one of these institutions, the Os-pedale della Pietà, Antonio Vivaldi worked as ‘maestro di violino’ and ‘maestro di concerti’ from 1703 to 1709, 1711 to 1717, 1723 to 1729 and 1735 to 1740. One of his tasks was ‘to pro-vide concertos for our girls and compositions  for all types of instrument’.