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Jean Baptiste Senaillé’s attractive Allegro spiritoso began life as the last movement of a Violin Sonata – indeed Senaillé was regarded as one of the leading violinists in Paris at the beginning of the eighteenth century. This has always been a well-known piece in the violin repertoire, but it entered a new era of identity in the 1920s when the legendary English bassoonist Archie Camden made the first ever recording of Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto with conductor Sir Hamilton Harty. As the concerto required five sides of a three-disc 78rpm set, a short additional item was needed to fill the remaining side, so Harty and Camden put pen to paper and turned Senaillé’s solo violin piece into a lively, characterful miniature for bassoon and orchestra that has arguably become more popular than the original work.

from notes by Laurence Perkins 2004

Recordings

L'Après Midi d'un Dinosaur
CDH88035Archive Service
The Playful Pachyderm
Studio Master: CDA67453Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA67453 track 3

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-45303
Duration
2'55
Recording date
4 July 2003
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Will Brown & Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. The Playful Pachyderm (CDA67453)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: November 2004
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