GIOACHINO ROSSINI (1792-1868): Bassoon Concerto, CONRADIN KREUTZER (1780-1849): Fantasie for Bassoon and Orchestra, BERNHARD HENRIK CRUSELL (1775-1838): Concertino in B Flat, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791): Bassoon Concerto in B Flat, K. 191.
Catalogue Number: 11M038
Description: Only the second recording of Rossini's concerto. Composed around 1845 for a student at the Liceo Musicale of Bologna, this is a bold, striking work which uses a large orchestra and is in a colorful early Romantic style. Coupled with Kreutzer's rarely heard Fantasie and Crusell's concerto-length Concertino of 1826, it's another winner for Chandos and their young award-winning bassoonist. Karen Geoghegan (bassoon), BBC Philharmonic; Gianandrea Noseda.