Concerto #1 in C Major-OB/PN
Composer: Fischer, Johann Christian
Publisher: Musica Rara (Germany)
for oboe and piano
by Johann Christian Fischer (1733-1800)- German composer and oboe virtuoso
Edited by Ulrich Leisinger. This work is reported to have been performed by Fischer himself at its first public performance in London. It is likely that it originated on the Continent, as manuscript copies were offered for sale by Breitkopf in Leipzig in 1771 and 1773. The effect of this splendid work is carefully calculated: the first movement is attractive but (with the exception of a short solo for the two horns leading to the recapitulation) quite conventional. The slow movement charms by the keen harmonies of the simple tune. The Rondo finale is a real masterpiece. The main theme is a minuet which soon became extraordinarily popular. In addition to an episode in a minor mode, Fischer incorporates a Polonaise, this combining two favorite dance tunes of the time.
Fischer's Concerto #2 in Eb Major is also available as MR 2282.