François Leleux. Emmanuel Strosser

"Bienvenue en France": François Leleux, one of the world's best oboists, comes to Heidelberger Frühling for the first time - and greets us with a programme that largely originates from his French homeland. Most of the pieces, accompanied by his piano partner Emmanuel Strosser, oscillate between graceful and pastoral and witty and virtuoso. In addition to the oboe sonata by Camille Saint-Saëns and the Rhapsody by Claude Debussy (in an arrangement for cor anglais and piano), delicate compositions by the lesser-known masters Eugène Bozza, Henri Dutilleux and Pierre Sancan will be heard. With the German premiere of the oboe sonata by the highly talented Georgian teenager Tsotne Zedginidze and a world premiere by the Swede Albert Schnelzer, a composer he greatly appreciates, Leleux proves that he also knows how to inspire with the very latest literature.

+ 7 minutes
The "plus" in the concert: In a 7-minute discussion excursus, characteristic, sometimes curious aspects of the programme are picked out or exciting phenomena in the context of the works are highlighted.

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François Leleux


Emmanuel Strosser


Camille Saint-Saëns
Oboe Sonata in D major op. 166

Henri Dutilleux
Oboe Sonata

Pierre Sancan
Sonatina for oboe and piano

Albert Schnelzer
Oboe Sonata (world premiere)

Claude Debussy
Rhapsody for alto saxophone and orchestra (Arr.: Gilles Silvestrini)

Tsotne Zedginidze
Oboe Sonata (German premiere)

Eugène Bozza
Fantaisie pastorale op. 37