Notes & Reviews:
Capricho, part of Channel Classics' ongoing series focusing on the first chair players of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, features Uruguayan bassoonist Gustavo Núñez. Considered one of the finest bassoonists of his generation, Núñez studied at the Musikhochschule Hannover and the Royal College of Music. While still a student in 1987, he was awarded the Prix Suisse at the International Competition in Geneva and the Carl Maria von Weber Prize in Munich. Núñez has held the position of principal bassoonist of the Concertgebouw since 1995. Included here are works for bassoon and string orchestra by Villa-Lobos, Gubaidulina, Dutch composer Kees Olthuis and Uruguayan composer Jaurés Lamarque Pons.
The Guardian, 23rd May 2013
A player of jaw-dropping agility and effortlessly suave tone...N·±ez's performance [of the Gubaidulina], and that of the Concertgebouw cellos and basses, is impressively vivid.