Christian Michael Wolff
Concerto in E flat major
Oboe, strings and basso continuo
edited by Michael Talbot
Music example (pdf)
Music example (Keyboard reduction, pdf)
For his Concerto in E flat major for oboe, strings and basso continuo Wolff created three exceptionally spacious movements full of attractive musical ideas as well as rhythmic and contrapuntal invention. In the slow movement, marked ‘Adagio con affetto’, he had the happy idea of entrusting the accompaniment of solo passages to pizzicato strings, and his Allegro finale is a tour de force of energy and thematic concentration. This is an imposing composition in every respect.