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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Sequenza XII, for bassoon
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Schnyder, Daniel : Sonata for bassoon & piano
>Korvits, Tonu : Song for a Distant Friend, for bassoon
>Kertsman, Miguel : Nocturne and Lullaby, for bassoon & piano
>Randalu, Kristjan : Rignana
>Jobim, Antonio Carlos : Inutil paisagem

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Sequenza XII, for bassoon
>Pärt, Arvo : Spiegel im Spiegel
>Schnyder, Daniel : Sonata for bassoon & piano
>Korvits, Tonu : Song for a Distant Friend, for bassoon
>Kertsman, Miguel : Nocturne and Lullaby, for bassoon & piano
>Randalu, Kristjan : Rignana
>Jobim, Antonio Carlos : Inutil paisagem
Performers Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Estonian born bassoon virtuoso, Martin Kuuskmann is a commanding force bent on redefining the bassoon as a top caliber solo instrument. His charismatic and entertaining performances throughout the world have earned him repute as one of the leading young instrumentalists around. Anthony Tomassini of the New York Times praised Kuuskmann's playing as "dynamic... amazing... gripping..." and in 2007 he received a Grammy Nomination for his recording of David Chesky's bassoon concerto. Martin Kuuskmann is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Contemporary Performance Program.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
It is a wonderful variety of music that shows the very broad spectrum of styles the bassoonist is now capable of playing.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia (06/10/2008-06/11/2008).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Partita for Flute solo in A minor, BWV 1013
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722-1723

>Berio, Luciano [Composer] : Sequenza XII, for bassoon
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1995-1996
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Arvo Pärt (1935 - ) : Spiegel im Spiegel
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1978

>Schnyder, Daniel : Sonata for bassoon & piano
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Korvits, Tonu : Song for a Distant Friend, for bassoon
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Kertsman, Miguel : Nocturne and Lullaby, for bassoon & piano
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.

>Randalu, Kristjan : Rignana
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Jobim, Antonio Carlos : Inútil paisagem
  • Performers: Martin Kuuskmann (Bassoon); Kristjan Randalu (Piano)
  • Notes: Talinn Methodist Church and The Chamber Hall of Estonia Academy of Music (06/10/2008-06/11/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Studio/Live: Live