Bram van Sambeek, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Swedish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart, Du Puy, Weber: Bassoon Concertos (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 269 Mb | Total time: 66:15 | Scans included
Classical | Label: BIS | BIS-SACD-2467 | Recorded: 2019
As Bram van Sambeek writes in the liner notes to his new disc, bassoonists consider Mozart’s Concerto in B flat major the absolute pinnacle of their repertoire. A man of great contrasts himself, Mozart recognised the potential of the bassoon as a vehicle for expressing a wide range of moods and attitudes – from the joking and playful to the dreamily tuneful. Another composer who showed a special understanding for the instrument was Carl Maria von Weber, whose Concerto in F major doesn’t come far behind Mozart’s on the list of all-time bassoon hits.