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Bassoon Concerto in C major, FWV L:C2


Peter Whelan (bassoon), Ensemble Marsyas
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Recording details: August 2013
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Philip Hobbs
Engineered by Philip Hobbs
Release date: July 2014
Total duration: 9 minutes 6 seconds

Cover artwork: Ikebana by Colm Mac Athlaoich
2013 All rights reserved
Allegro  [3'27]
Largo e staccato  [2'14]
Allegro  [3'25]

The Bassoon Concerto in C major comprises three movements. The central ‘Largo’ is framed by an ‘Allegro’ on either side, each of whose themes involve scales, arpeggios and trills. Fasch must have been aware of the virtuosic potential of the bassoon at least since his time in Prague; Vivaldi sent Count Morzin scores of concertos for the instrument and his band included the composer Antonín Reichenauer who also wrote solos for bassoon. The surviving materials for this particular work were written in the 1730s or 1740s by Graupner (further evidence of the constant circulation of manuscripts).

from notes by Brian Clark 2014