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Introducing Haydn’s oboe

Fri 4 May 2018

“I always feel that playing these instruments is like doing a tight-rope walk without any kind of safety net…”

Our co-principal oboe Dan Bates introduces the instrument that composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) would have been familiar with.

Hear Dan perform at our next Turning Points event at Kings Place, Kings Cross, London:

Sat 12 May 2018
First and Last of a Great Genius
Haydn Symphony no. 1 Haydn Symphony no. 104 London

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Explaining pitch

Mon 18 Jul 2016

Watch does pitch mean to a period instrument player? And do you really have to carry more than one instrument around? 

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Daniel Bates on the oboe in Mahler 2

Fri 8 Apr 2016

‘It takes the musicians and the audience on this epic journey.’

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Dan Bates

Oboe

Dan was first invited to play with the OAE for a European tour with Simon Rattle performing Mozart Symphonies.

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Flying the Flag: The Bohemians – Myslivecek

Thu 5 Feb 2015

OAE musicians talk about the little known composer Myslivecek and his music.

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