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Introducing the Oboe da Caccia

Wed Mar 6 2019

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“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

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