Reynolds, Charles, 1851-1917

Charles Reynolds is recorded as one of the oboists in the Annual Reid Concerts almost every year for the period 1872-1893; he is absent from the 1892 orchestral list. That he also played the oboe d'amore is testified by his participation in a performance of three movements (with piano accompaniment) by J. S. Bach in the 1893 Annual Reid Concert. That concert goers are unlikley to have heard or seen an oboe d'amore at this time is confirmed by the fact that Niecks deemed it necessary to quote a passage from Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians concerning the nature of this instrument (see programme for 14 February 1893, p.12).

Charles Reynolds joined the Halle Orchestra in 1871 and served as principal oboe until he retired from the orchestra in 1916.

oboe, oboe d'amore
British, English

Concerts by Performer

Title Date Venue Professor
Annual Reid Concert 1893 Tuesday, February 14, 1893 The Music Hall Niecks, Frederick Maternus, 1845-1924