Albrecht Mayer – Lost and Found (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44.1kHz | Time – 01:12:59 minutes | 1,14 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, 1/2013

Deutsche Grammophon are very pleased to present Albrecht Mayer’s new album ‘Lost and Found’ in which he delivers a rare and sublime oboe concerti from the 18th century which he discovered in ancient music archives in Thuringia and Saxony.

Widely considered the world’s greatest oboist, Mayer with his unmistakable cantabile sound, breathes new life into these long-lost jewels of German high classicism .

The four, classically proportioned concerti are direct predecessors to Mozart – there is even evidence Mozart knew and studied these works, and may even have had a hand in the composition of the work of Kozeluch.
The music on this album is beautiful and very lyrical, and thus ideal for classical radio stations such as Klassik Radio, Classic FM etc and since his previous albums have consistently ranked in the German pop charts – the only oboist in history to have achieved such prominence and popularity- ‘Lost and Found’ will be the continuation of an incredible career of recorded success.

When an artist of Mayer’s stature espouses Franz Hoffmeister, Ludwig Lebrun, Joseph Fiala and Jan Antonin Kozeluch, you can be confident that there is a compelling musical reason for doing so and that Mayer will show you what it is. And so it proves on this enchanting disc, with the Kammerakademie Potsdam lending poised, pointed support in their combination of clarity, discretion and vitality . . . Hoffmeister’s C major Concerto links all three movements together; Lebrun’s in G minor has a rondo finale with a catchy tune veering between the minor and major. The Bohemians Fiala and Kozeluch . . . both knew how to craft elegant, spirited music and how to exploit the solo instrument’s capacity for litheness and lyricism. Mayer and his team are thoroughly beguiling advocates throughout. –Geoffrey Norris, Gramophone

. . . all pleasant pieces, mostly high-spirited, which do everything that oboists of that era would have expected from a concerto . . . Mayer performs them with the suave elegance and sustained beauty of tone you would expect from the Berlin Philharmonic’s principal oboe . . . –Andrew Clements, The Guardian

Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754 – 1812)
Concerto For Oboe And Orchestra In C Major
1. 1. Allegro con brio 5:32
2. 2. Adagio 7:20
3. 3. Rondo Allegro 5:34
Ludwig August Lebrun (1752 – 1790)
Concerto For Oboe And Orchestra No.2 In G Minor
4. 1. Allegro 7:40
5. 2. Adagio 6:06
6. 3. Rondo Allegro 6:51
Josef Fiala (1748 – 1816)
Concerto For English Horn And Orchestra In C Major
7. 1. Allegro moderato 5:45
8. 2. Adagio cantabile 2:46
9. 3. Allegro assai 3:20
Jan Antonín Kozeluh (1738–1814)
Concerto For Oboe And Orchestra In F Major
10. 1. Vivace 7:29
11. 2. Adagio 6:48
12. 3. Rondo Allegretto 7:31

Albrecht Mayer, Oboe
Kammerakademie Potsdam, Chamber Orchestra