Franois Leleux is a remarkable musician, undeniably the finest oboist of his generation, and an astonishingly expressive, charismatic player. He combines a distinctively dramatic sound with a sparkling, sly wit.
He is joined by compatriot Eric Le Sage, a regular musical collaborator famed for the spontaneity and freshness of his pianism.
From the song-like simplicity of Schumanns tender Romances to the gentle lyricism of Saint-Sans and the aching beauty of Poulencs sophisticated Sonata, they conclude with the searching intensity of Dutilleux and dazzling oboe pyrotechnics of Antal Doratis Duo concertante.
This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3