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.