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Leleux plays Schnelzer's The Enchanter in Liverpool

News   •   Jan 25, 2017 13:20 CET

Francois Leleux (photo: Uwe Arens)/Albert Schnelzer (photo: Hans Lindén)

Thursday 26 January will see oboist extraordinaire Francois Leleux, perform the Swedish composer Albert Schnelzer’s magical Oboe Concerto – The Enchanter with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.

The composer was inspired by Salman Rushdie’s novel The Enchantress of Florence when writing the concerto.
“Salman Rushdie has rightly been described as a symphonist of literature, and the way he “orchestrates” his prose is an endless source of inspiration to me”.

The Enchanter also refers to the soloist Francois Leleux.
“His playing is unique. He enchants the audience and it is a magical experience to hear him play”, says Albert Schnelzer. 

Read the composer’s work note below

The Enchanter was jointly commissioned by the Scottish and the Swedish Chamber Orchestras in 2009.
The next opportunity to hear Francois Leleux perform the concerto will be on 7 April during the Composer Weekend Festival at the Stockholm Concert Hall, that this year is dedicated to the music by Albert Schnelzer.

Concert information:
Thursday 26 Januari, 7.30 pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
Francois Leleux, oboe
Jaime Martin, conductor 

Albert Schnelzer will be present in Liverpool.

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