Rondo from Quartet for oboe and strings in B-flat major, Op.8 No.6 by Johann Christian Bach performed by Frisson-Suliman Tekali, violin - Colin Brookes, viola - Julian Schwarz, cello - Thomas Gallant, oboe
"Gallant’s ripe timbre is particularly welcome in the glorious buoyancy and poetry of the Oboe Quartet in F, K370. Mozart sends the oboe in every direction, leaping merrily and soaring on high, while darkening the sky for the second movement’s poignant, almost operatic lines. Whether singing like an early incarnation of the Countess or bouncing nimbly about, Gallant is a master of the work’s inspired content"
Prokofiev Quintet mvmt. 1-performed by Frisson Ensemble
Thomas Gallant, oboe, Steve Larson, viola and Sally Pinkas, piano