Oboe Concerto (Vaughan Williams)

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Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote his Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings for soloist Léon Goossens in 1944. This pastoral piece is divided into three movements:

  1. Rondo Pastorale (Allegro moderato)
  2. Minuet and Musette (Allegro moderato)
  3. Scherzo (Presto - Doppio più lento - Lento - Presto)

The concerto was intended to premiere at a Proms concert, but due to the threat of V1 rocket raids on London the piece was first played in Liverpool instead.

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