The Elegant Bassoon | Globe GLO5266

The Elegant Bassoon


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Label: Globe

Cat No: GLO5266

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 13th January 2017



Dedicated entirely to the baroque bassoon, The Elegant Bassoon features a rich variety of repertoire dating from the earliest days of the instrument’s existence, until the period in which the classical bassoon took over.

Bassoonist Wouter Verschuren and Concerto Delaborde here present the instrument in exciting unusual ensembles, like bassoon and traverso or viola da gamba. The reason that these combinations of instruments were not used often in the past, lies in the fact that traverso and viola da gamba favour keys with sharps, such as D major, whereas the bassoon favours keys with flats, like F major. This album contains 6 world premiere recordings.

Wouter Verschuren is principal bassoonist of Ton Koopman’s Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.

Among the members of Concerto Delaborde is the eminent traverso player Wilbert Hazelzet, for which this album is also a return to the label Globe.

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