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Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751 : Italy) Conductor: Christopher Hogwood Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music Soloists: Frank de Bruine Record label: Decca

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751 : Italy) Ensemble: New Seasons Ensemble Soloists: Albrecht Mayer Record label: Decca Catalogue ID: 478 0313

Ennio Morricone (b.1928 : Italy) Conductor: Paul Bateman Ensemble: City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra Record label: Classic FM Catalogue ID: CFMCD 46

Ennio Morricone (b.1928 : Italy) Conductor: Kenneth Sillito Ensemble: Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Soloists: Hakan Hardenberger Record label: BIS Catalogue ID: SACD 1814

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This oboe soloist’s reed split mid-solo… but he recovered like an absolute pro


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Violin, oboe and soprano cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’

Every second of this viral oboe, violin and opera cover of ‘Toxic’ belongs in a museum

Soloist cries in Schindler's List

Soloist is left in tears after an emotional performance of ‘Schindler’s List’

Clarinet confusion

Oven company mistakes an oboe for a clarinet in hilarious advert fail

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Prokofiev, a wolf and David Bowie

A step-by-step guide to Peter and the Wolf

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An *oboist* inhaled helium and played a virtuosic Mozart concerto

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These high school students are the most badass wind band you’ve ever heard