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François Leleux & Eric Le Sage

Charismatic oboist in recital

Charismatic oboist combining a distinctively dramatic sound with a sparkling, sly wit is joined by his music collaborator famed for the spontaneity and freshness of his pianism.

François Leleux Oboe
Eric Le Sage Piano

Saint-Saëns Oboe Sonata in D Op 166
Hindemith Oboe Sonata
Poulenc Oboe Sonata
Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat Op 70
Dutilleux Oboe Sonata
Schumann Three Romances Op 94
Dorati Duo concertante

François Leleux is a remarkable musician, undeniably the finest oboist of his generation, and an astonishingly expressive, charismatic player. He combines a distinctively dramatic sound with a sparkling, sly wit.

He is joined by compatriot Eric Le Sage, a regular musical collaborator famed for the spontaneity and freshness of his pianism.

From the song-like simplicity of Schumann’s tender Romances to the gentle lyricism of Saint-Saëns and the aching beauty of Poulenc’s sophisticated Sonata, they conclude with the searching intensity of Dutilleux and dazzling oboe pyrotechnics of Antal Dorati’s Duo concertante.

This concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.

François Leleux Oboe
Eric Le Sage Piano

Saint-Saëns Oboe Sonata in D Op 166
Hindemith Oboe Sonata
Poulenc Oboe Sonata
Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat Op 70
Dutilleux Oboe Sonata
Schumann Three Romances Op 94
Dorati Duo concertante

More information about the artists

François Leleux
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Eric Le Sage

16 August 2017

  • The Queen's Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 45mins approx (one interval)
  • £9 - £32.50*

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