Concerto in c minor (Score & Set)-OB/STGS

Composer: Telemann

Publisher: Sikorski (Germany)

Edition: 788set


Concerto in c minor
for oboe and piano
by Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)- German Baroque composer
I. Adagio
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro
After publishing the two concertos in d minor (SIK 254) and e minor (SIK 282) the Publishing House Hans Sikorski presents here the first publication of an oboe concerto in c minor by Telemann. The original text of this concerto is taken from the ninth of an album entitled "Telemann, 12 Concertos" in the Mecklenburg Library in Schwerin. 
With the abundance of works written by Telemann for the oboe, one wonders about his own knowledge of this instrument and for whom the pieces were originally written. In 1716, he dedicated a series of partitas for oboe and continuo to Francois Le Riche and Franz Richter (Dresden), Peter Glosch (Berlin) and also Michel Bohm (Darmstadt). Even though the above mentioned oboe concertos stem from a later period in his creative output, these artists, in their mastery and use of the musical-technical possibilities of the instrument, appear to have been Telemann's example and guiding standard. In addition to which, Telemann himself as a school pupil in Hildesheim did not neglect to "also acquaint himself...with the oboe". 
Telemann's growing intimacy with the instrument can also be seen in the concerto in c minor which, in spite of its short length- only eight minutes playing time- contains everything to delight the hearts of both soloist and accompanying players. The four-movements work is colorful and full of contrast, and repeatedly leads soloist and ensemble in charming duets. 
The first edition presents the original text of the concerto. In the Adagio movements, the editor has offered in addition to the original text, an ornamented solo part, which should, however, only serve as an incentive to the experienced player. For a correct understanding of these Adagio movements, one is reminded of a remark by the contemporary Quantz; "In Allegros and all such like gay pieces, liveliness must be the order of the day; in Adagios and other similar pieces, tenderness and a pleasing leading and carrying of the voices must dominate."
Edited and arranged by Richard Lauschmann. Mannheim-Freudenheim, 1976
This edition comes with:
  • one score
  • one keyboard/embalo part
  • one set of string parts (3-3-2-3)

It does NOT include a solo oboe part, which must be purchased with the piano reduction, available at the following link: