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David Schwartz
American Record Guide, November 2009

Burkhard Glaetzner and Ingo Goritzki are among my favorite oboists, and these performances of Vivaldi’s sonatas are wonderful. Also in this album is the delightful Sonata for Violin, Oboe, and Organ obligato. The continuo accompaniment includes a keyboard (organ or harpsichord), viola da gamba, and bassoon.

Glaetzner’s tone is beautiful, though sometimes a bit heavy here, partly owing to a desire to be expressive through use of vibrato. But this does not detract at all from the enjoyment of the music.

The sonatas are typically three or four movements and follow the standard baroque sonata form of slow-fast-slow-fast. The Sonata for Violin, Oboe, and Organ obligato makes a nice break from the texture of just oboe and continuo.



Giv Cornfield
The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics, July 2009

This reissue of a 1988 recording is a most enjoyable one. Mr Glaetzner’s oboe sound is full, pleasant and not at all duck-like, and his supporting colleagues play with spirited precision. It’s superfluous to praise the music—it speaks for itself.





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