Usually used to reinforce the bass of the orchestra, this In Your Neighbourhood concert brings the bassoon to the centre stage.
APO Section Principal Bassoon Ingrid Hagan leads a group of fellow musicians through the best of Vivaldi's concerti for woodwind.
The bassoon is a fascinating instrument that was not widely u sed in rochestras until the 17th century. Baroque composers were in hot demand writing solo and ensemble pieces for the instrument.
The lovely bassoon is stately, dignified, mellow like a fine port wine - yet also dizzyingly agile. No wonder Vivaldi wrote a whopping 37 concerti for it!
Sunday 3 Mar 2019 3:30p.m.
Septet in the City
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Violin Tianwa Yang
Piano Nicholas Rimmer
Cello Gabriel Schwabe
Korngold Suite, Op.23
Our soloists for Beethoven’s Triple Concerto bring us another of his most appealing pieces. Beethoven, alas, came to loathe his Septet’s extreme popularity, which overshadowed his more ‘serious’ works. Korngold’s seldom-heard Suite, written for the one-armed pianist Paul Wittgenstein, is a nostalgic reminiscence of pre-World War I Vienna.
The soloist’s performances are supported by Naxos Music Group
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