Now time for some music by Felix Mendelssohn's good friend, Prince Albert (i.e. Queen Victoria's husband).… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
“Its sound is very soothing, plaintive and I think slightly enigmatic”.
Our co-principal oboe Katharina Spreckelsen explores the mystery of the peculiar looking baroque instrument, the oboe da caccia.
She performs on it at our forthcoming performances of Bach’s St John Passion:
2 April: Royal Festival Hall, London, UK
4 April: Philharmonie, Luxembourg
6 April: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
7 April: Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg, Germany
9 April: Alte Oper Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany