French Music for Bassoon and Piano - ALEXANDRE TANSMAN (1897-1986): Sonatine, GABRIEL PIERNÉ (1863-1937): Solo de Concert, CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS (1835-1921): Sonata, ALAIN BERNAUD (b.1932): Hallucinations, CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1950): 3 pièces, Op. 34, MARCEL BITSCH (b.1921): Concertino, ROGER BOUTRY (b.1932): Interférences 1.
Catalogue Number: 12L076
Description: Except for Saint-Saëns and Koechlin, all of these works are test pieces for the Paris Conservatoire and, regardless of their composers' dates, all are quite tonal and very attractive (especially the lovely and lyrical 1948 Concertino by Bitsch. Lovers of the bassoon and haters of the avant-garde have nothing to fear and much to enjoy here. Marc Trénel (bassoon), Pascal Godart (piano).