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baroque oboe or oboe, horn and harpsichord


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Programme Notes

The combination of oboe, horn and harpsichord was devised by Debussy for the fourth of his instrumental sonatas, which death prevented him from composing. This piece could be imagined as a ‘homage’ to Debussy and Couperin, in the manner of the latter’s L’Apothéose de Corelli or L’Apothéose de Lulli.

All indications in French are taken from works of Couperin. Dynamic indications (in round brackets) and other markings (in square brackets) are to be treated as the benign suggestions of a very expert editor.

© Thomas Adès

Sonata da Caccia

Amphithéâtre, Opéra Bastille, Opéra Nationale de Paris (Paris, France)

Benjamin Chareyron/Anne Régnier/Musiciens de l'Orchestre de l'Opéra national de Paris

Sonata da Caccia

Wigmore Hall (London, United Kingdom)

Ben Goldscheider/Nicholas Daniel/Mahan Esfahani

Sonata da Caccia

Dvořák Hall, Rudolfinum (Prague, Czech Republic)

Ben Goldscheider/Nicholas Daniel/Mahan Esfahani

Sonata da Caccia

Sonata in 'Late Night Chamber Music' after main concert

Helsinki Music Centre, Paavo Hall (Helsinki, Finland)

Christianne Stotijn/Mark Stone/Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra/Thomas Adès

Sonata da Caccia

Galament Breakfast

BBC Radio 3 (United Kingdom)

Michael Niesemann/Andrew Clark