Which concertos to play when you’re pregnant

Which concertos to play when you’re pregnant


norman lebrecht

October 20, 2019

Céline Moinet, principal oboe of the Dresden Staatskapelle, recommends Richard Strauss.

Good for mother and baby, she says.

It feels special to play Strauss oboe concerto while pregnant. I am very happy to share the stage tonight with my daughter.🤰🏼❤️🐣#Strauss #oboe #concerto #challenge #pregnant #whynot #letsdoit #pregnantonstage #itsagirl

Any other suggestions?



  • cym says:

    Any other suggestion ? How about Beethoven’ last movement of the 9th Symphony :
    – the « Road to the Joy »

  • Tamino says:

    not too many options for oboists anyway.

  • cym says:

    Maybe her oboestetrician has suggestions …

  • Petros Linardos says:

    Stick with the Richard Strauss. Beautiful work, wonderful humany story about its creation. A great fit for her orchestra and their music director. What is there not to like about it?


  • Paul Carlile says:

    …to be followed by Symphonia Domestica.

    but probably not, unless they’re deep sleepers; Symphonia Dormestica.

  • That’s the concerto that killed a guy a few years ago!

    • Richard Zencker says:

      Right, principal oboe of the San Francisco Symphony. Wonderful player. I have not been able to listen to the work since.