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The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)

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The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)

The Umeå Sinfonietta, Jukka-Pekka Saraste - Vaňhal: Concerto for 2 Bassoons, 2 Sinfonias (1992)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 48:45 | 298 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: BIS | Catalog: 288

Yes, this disc includes a rarity: a concerto for two bassoons! The bassoonists, Annika Wallin and Arne Nilsson, do a great job. So does the orchestra, the Umea Sinfonietta, from northern Sweden. Jan Vanhal's beautiful two-bassoon concerto is the key work on this disc. And for those who don't know who Vanhal was, well, he wrote plenty of music. In 1777, Mozart played the solo part in a concert performance of a Vanhal violin concerto. In 1784, Haydn, von Dittersdorf, Mozart, and Vanhal played some string quartets together at the home of composer Stephen Sorace (Haydn on first violin, Dittersdorf on second violin, and Vanhal on cello).

George Zukerman - Weber, Mozart: Bassoon Concertos (1996)

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George Zukerman - Weber, Mozart: Bassoon Concertos (1996)

George Zukerman - Weber, Mozart: Bassoon Concertos (1996)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 76:34 | 365 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Carlton Classics | Catalog: 30371 00662

Canadian bassoonist George Zukerman is an artiste , a man whose agile command of this difficult instrument is apparent at his first entry in the Mozart concerto. His technique dazzles and his wonderfully sweet and lyrical tone is a perfect match for the cantabile style of the slow movements. Jörg Faerber and the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra have been around for years, and even though the period-instrument movement has encroached upon much of their turf, the 30-year-old-plus playing isn’t dated and can stand comparison with the best now available.

Fibonacci Sequence - Bassoon: Weber, Sauguet, Ibert, Jacob, Mozart (2005)

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Fibonacci Sequence - Bassoon: Weber, Sauguet, Ibert, Jacob, Mozart (2005)

Fibonacci Sequence - Bassoon: Weber, Sauguet, Ibert, Jacob, Mozart (2005)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:19 | 225 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deux-Elles | Catalog: 1104

The only out-and-out solo piece is Weber's Andante and Hungarian Rondo… Skinner makes a beautiful sound in the expressive Andante, and hurtles effectively through the virtuoso coda… even if you're not particularly a bassoon buff you'll find this a very enjoyable programme

Sergio Azzolini, Friedemann Wezel - Graupner: Bassoon and Violin Concertos (2011) (Repost)

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Sergio Azzolini, Friedemann Wezel - Graupner: Bassoon and Violin Concertos (2011) (Repost)

Sergio Azzolini, Friedemann Wezel - Graupner: Bassoon and Violin Concertos (2011)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 73:16 | 380 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Carus | Catalog: CARUS83443

Graupner is best known as a composer of cantatas but this CD highlights his compositions in other genres. Ensemble il capriccio plays on replicas of historical instruments and here presents four bassoon concertos, a double concerto for bassoon and chalumeau, as well as Graupner’s only violin concerto in what are mostly world premeiere recordings.