The Bassoon!!!

RICHARD HENRY WALTHEW (1872-1951): Introduction and Allegro for Bassoon and Piano, SERGEI PROKOFIEV (1891-1953): Scherzo humoristique for 4 Bassoons, Op. 12bis, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Bassoon Sonata in G, Op. 168, GRANVILLE BANTOCK (1868-1946): Lament and Dance of the Witches - incidental music from Macbeth for 3 Bassoons, ARNOLD BAX (1883-1953): Threnody and Scherzo for Bassoon, Harp, String Quartet, Viola and Double Bass, PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Bassoon Sonata, WILLIAM SCHUMAN (1910-1992): Quartettino for 4 Bassoons, HENRI DUTILLEUX (1916-2013): Sarabande et Cortège for Bassoon and Piano, HERBERT HOWELLS (1892-1983): Minuet “Grace for a fresh egg” for Bassoon and Piano, ELIZABETH MACONCHY (1907-1994): Concertino for Bassoon and String Orchestra*, ALAN RIDOUT (1934-1996): Caliban and Ariel for Solo Bassoon*, ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK (1914-1991): Concerto for Bassoon and Small Orchestra, RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT (1936-2012): Bassoon Sonata*, DAVID BEDFORD (1937-2011): Dreams of Stac Pollaidh for Solo Bassoon*. * - First Recordings.

Catalogue Number: 09X063

Label: Hyperion

Reference: CDA68371/2

Format: CD

Price: $28.98

Description: Two discs packed full of bassoon music by famous people whom you’d forgotten wrote for the instrument and a few more obscure people like Walthew and Bedford whom you likely didn’t know at all. Double reed lovers rejoice! 2 CDs. Laurence Perkins (bassoon), Michael Hancock (piano), City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra; William Goodchild, Cariona McDermid, Amy Thompson, Matthew Kitteringham (other bassoons), Carducci String Quartet w/Eira Lynn Jones (harp), Susie Mészáros (viola), Michael Escreet (double bass).


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