Vocalise: Music for Bassoon and Piano | Brilliant Classics 95009BR

Vocalise: Music for Bassoon and Piano


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Label: Brilliant Classics

Cat No: 95009BR

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 20th October 2014



The bassoon, the bass member of the woodwind family, is a surprisingly versatile, agile and expressive instrument. Its expression ranges from the joyful and even comic, sonorous, melancholic to the mournful.

Regretfully, classical composers wrote little of substance for the solo bassoon, so this new recording presents a selection of delightful arrangements of classical evergreens: Schumannís FantasiestŁcke Op.73 (itself written for clarinet or cello), a Mendelssohn Lied ohne Worte, Rachmaninovís Vocalise, an original piece by Gabriel Piernť, a heartbreaking Pavane by Ravel, and two raucous Piazzolla tangos.

The pieces are beautifully played by one of the leading bassoon players of Italy, Massimo Data, conjuring up unheard‐of sounds from this magnificent and undervalued instrument.

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