Festival Music review: François Leleux and Eric Le Sage, Queens Hall, Edinburgh

WHO would have thought that a recital of music for oboe and piano could have elicited such a variety of moods? Already with the opening piece, Saint-Saëns’ Oboe Sonata Op. 166, we were treated to the many sides of oboist François Leleux’s playing. He immediately captured the sweetness of the first movement’s pastoral and then the birdlike melody in the second. Quirky cheerfulness followed in the first movement of Hindemith’s Oboe Sonata, in contrast the beautifully sustained notes in the second movement, played grippingly, despite the simplicity of the melody.

Read the full review on The Herald.

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