François Leleux


Stefan Schweigert


Sennu Laine


Emmanuel Strosser



Camille Saint-Saëns

Sonata for Oboe and Piano in D major Op. 166

Francis Poulenc

Sonata for Oboe and Piano FP 185

Ludwig van Beethoven

Piano Trio in B-flat major op. 11 «Gassenhauer»

Henri Dutilleux

Sonata for Oboe and Piano

Claude Debussy

Rhapsody for English Horn and Piano

Arrangement of the Rhapsody for Saxophone and Orchestra by Gilles Silvestrini

Francis Poulenc

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon und Piano FP 43

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

Duos and trios, compositions of French and German origin, youthful pieces and late works—the program that French oboist François Leleux has curated for the Pierre Boulez Saal offers a variety of connections and contrasts. Beethoven’s 1797 “Gassenhauer” Trio (heard here with the oboe taking the place of the clarinet) and Poulenc’s Sonata for Oboe and Piano, written in 1962 a few months before the composer’s death, provide the historical cornerstones.