1 800 222 6872

Jean-Nicolas Savary: The Stradivari of the Bassoon - Chamber works by Tamplini, Beethoven, Reicha & Rossini / Lyndon Watts, bassoon

Album Summary

>Tamplini, Giuseppe : Fantasia on Donizetti's Don Pasquale, for bassoon & piano
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for piano, flute & bassoon in G major, WoO 37
>Reicha, Antoine : Sonata for bassoon & piano in B major
>Berr, Friedrich : Cavatina for bassoon & piano from Rossini's La Gazza Ladra
Performers Composers
  • >
  • >
  • >
  • >

Notes & Reviews:

The Parisian bassoon maker Jean Nicolas Savary jeune was considered the "Stradivari of the Bassoon" during the 19th century. His bassoons were in great demand in France and England, and instruments were built according to his models up until the early 20th century. It is all the more astonishing, therefore, that no Savary bassoon had until now been reconstructed - a gap that has been filled by the Swiss bassoon maker Walter Bassetto in cooperation with the bassoonist Lyndon Watts. A reconstruction of an instrument from the year 1823 can be heard on this CD; it is especially convincing by virtue of its effortless response and its nasally pithy yet lyrical sound. The extraordinary qualities of the Savary bassoon are particularly shown to advantage in works by Beethoven and Reicha, as well as two adaptations from operas of Rossini and Donizetti. The performer is the Australian Lyndon Watts, who was a prize winner at the ARD Competition in 2002 and was appointed solo bassoonist with the Munich Philharmonic at the age of just 22. He has been a professor of (modern) bassoon at the Academy of the Arts in Berne since 2005. He is accompanied by Edoardo Torbianelli, an established specialist for historical keyboard instruments

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland (02/2013).



Reviews

There are currently no reviews, be the first one!
Login or Create an Account to write a review
 

Also Purchased

Works Details

>Tamplini, Giuseppe : Fantasia on Donizetti's Don Pasquale, for bassoon & piano
  • Performers: Edoardo Torbianelli (Fortepiano); Lyndon Watts (Bassoon)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Trio for piano, flute & bassoon in G major, WoO 37
  • Performers: Edoardo Torbianelli (Fortepiano); Marion Treupel-Frank (Flute); Lyndon Watts (Bassoon)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Reicha, Antoine : Sonata for bassoon & piano in B major
  • Performers: Edoardo Torbianelli (Fortepiano); Lyndon Watts (Bassoon)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Berr, Friedrich : Cavatina for bassoon & piano from Rossini's La Gazza Ladra
  • Performers: Edoardo Torbianelli (Fortepiano); Lyndon Watts (Bassoon)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical