François Leleux plays Haydn

'He nods to the orchestra, gestures with his oboe, and dances with his whole body,' wrote The Arts Desk about François Leleux. How better can you describe this French musician as he plays and conducts? In this programme., the oboe naturally plays an important role, but the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is also extensively discussed. On his own instrument, Leleux plays the wonderfully relaxed Oboe Concerto, which was (probably wrongly) attributed to Haydn.


François Leleux conducts Brahms and Schnelzer

As a conductor, François Leleux will take care of Brahms's First Serenade. No doubt he must have thought of Haydn's serenades when writing it. He uses the same structure as his predecessor and the work is at least as cheerful, but with a broad romantic gesture. The opening work also breathes Haydn. Because in A Freak in Burbank, composer Albert Schnelzer is inspired by the clarity and cheerfulness of Haydn's music - of course in a contemporary jacket.