Artists

François Leleux

Oboe

Stefan Schweigert

Bassoon

Sennu Laine

Violoncello

Emmanuel Strosser

Piano

Program

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 Rhapsody for saxophone and orchestra)

Francis Poulenc

Trio for Oboe, Bassoon und Piano FP 43

Duration: c.: 1h 45m

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.