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Full Moon in the City - contemporary works for bassoon by Libby Larsen, Russell Platt, Peter Schickele, August Read Thomas / George Sakakeeny, bassoon

Album Summary

>Thomas, Augusta Read : Bassoon Concertino
>Larsen, Libby : Full moon in the city, for bassoon & chamber orchestra
>Platt, Russell : Concerto for bassoon & strings
>Schickele, Peter : Bassoon Concerto
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A showcase for contemporary bassoon repertoire, the bassoonist George Sakakeeny is accompanied by three ensembles from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music to present four premiere recordings of modern works for bassoon.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
George Sakakeeny's playing is top-notch, with a big, rich sound, tremendous expression, and remarkable versatility. The O berlin ensembles supply sensitive background to these very striking pieces.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (05/14/2013); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (09/28/2014); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (11/03/2012-11/04/2012); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (12/11/2013-12/12/2013).



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Works Details

>Thomas, Augusta Read : Bassoon Concertino
  • Performer: George Sakakeeny (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Timothy Weiss
  • Ensemble: Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • Notes: Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (05/14/2013); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (09/28/2014); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (11/03/2012-11/04/2012); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (12/11/2013-12/12/2013)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2014

>Larsen, Libby : Full moon in the city, for bassoon & chamber orchestra
  • Performer: George Sakakeeny (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Timothy Weiss
  • Ensemble: Oberlin Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • Notes: Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (05/14/2013); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (09/28/2014); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (11/03/2012-11/04/2012); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (12/11/2013-12/12/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2013

>Platt, Russell : Concerto for bassoon & strings
  • Performer: George Sakakeeny (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Timothy Weiss
  • Notes: Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (05/14/2013); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (09/28/2014); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (11/03/2012-11/04/2012); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (12/11/2013-12/12/2013)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 2008

>Schickele, Peter : Bassoon Concerto
  • Performer: George Sakakeeny (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Raphael Jimenez
  • Notes: Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (05/14/2013); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (09/28/2014); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (11/03/2012-11/04/2012); Clonick Hall at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music (12/11/2013-12/12/2013)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1998