Next, he strips back the orchestra and leaps into the 20th century with Penderecki's Capriccio.
Penderecki's reputation as one of the world's most compelling living composers is well justified and this inventive little showpiece, dating from the year The Beatles released ‘Yesterday’, perfectly demonstrates Leleux's technical prowess on the oboe.
Finally it's time for sunshine and sheer, uninhibited melody as Leleux conducts the ECO in Mendelssohn's exuberant and effervescent postcard from Italy.
PerformersEnglish Chamber Orchestra
RepertoireMozart: Symphony No.35 (Haffner); Oboe Concerto in C, K.314