Karen Geoghegan plays Mozart, Crusell & Kreutzer

Audio Samples

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K. 191 (K. 186e)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Concerto for bassoon and orchestra ("Concerto da Esperimento")
>Kreutzer, Conradin : Fantasia for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major
>Crusell, Bernhard Henrik : Concertino for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K. 191 (K. 186e)
>Rossini, Gioachino : Concerto for bassoon and orchestra ("Concerto da Esperimento")
>Kreutzer, Conradin : Fantasia for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major
>Crusell, Bernhard Henrik : Concertino for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major
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Notes & Reviews:

Chandos signed Karen Geoghegan as an exclusive artist in 2007 following her wonderful performances on the BBC TV 'Classical Star' programme. This is her fourth recording with the label, following her CD of works by Hummel, Weber, Berwald, Jacobi, Elgar and Gershwin, her CD of French music for bassoon and piano, and her contribution, in the Suite-Concertino in F major, to Noseda's Wolf-Ferrari CD. All of these received much acclaim, and the expressive maturity and sensitivity of her playing have quickly cemented her status as a rising star: "Name five internationally famous bassoon soloists. Archie Camden, Gwydion Brooke and, er, that's it. Except I think we shall soon be adding the name of Karen Geoghegan to the roll call." -Gramophone

"The instrument is precisely focused and the fineness of her playing shows her to be a musician of cultivated taste and sensibility...Geoghegan arrests attention immediately." -Gramophone Magazine

"[Geoghegan] is a player of formidable dexterity, with an expressive top register and resonant bottom notes, as she shows in these four works." -Sunday Times ***

"Geoghegan delivers phenomenal brilliance and precision at top speed...And in the quiet moments, like the slow movement of Mozart's concerto, Geoghegan's lyrical playing has beautiful grace and musicianship. Responding in style, Noseda and the BBC Philharmonic contribute alert and attractive accompaniments." -Classic FM Magazine *****

"It's quite rare for bassoonists to have the opportunity to perform and record their repertoire, particularly one so young, but Geoghegan is amply repaying the faith Chandos obviously has in her. This disc continues the fairy-tale outcome for Geoghegan and her Cinderella instrument of the orchestra and is worth exploring, particularly for the rarer repertoire." -International Record Review



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K. 191 (K. 186e)
  • Performer: Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Notes: Composition written: 1774.
  • Running Time: 18 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1774

>Rossini, Gioachino : Concerto for bassoon and orchestra ("Concerto da Esperimento")
  • Performer: Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Running Time: 17 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1845

>Kreutzer, Conradin : Fantasia for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major
  • Performer: Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Crusell, Bernhard Henrik : Concertino for bassoon & orchestra in B flat major
  • Performer: Karen Geoghegan (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto