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Vivaldi: Six Bassoon Concertos / Gustavo Núnez, bassoon; Academy of St Martin in the Fields, Tomo Keller

Album Summary

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in C major, RV 474
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, RV 488
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in B flat major ("La notte"), RV 501
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in C major, RV 477
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon in A minor, RV 497
>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in C major, RV 467
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Gustavo Nunez currently serves as principal bassoon with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and is considered widely to be one of the greatest bassoonists of his generation. Born in Montevideo, Uraguay in 1965, he began learning bassoon, the instrument that his father is also skilled in, in 1976. Academy of St. Martin in the Fields accompanies Nunez for this recording. They have been called "One of the world's most admired chamber orchestras" (The West Australian) and are said to have "... brooding power, poetic sparkle, dramatic attack" (The Times). Antonio Vivaldi (1687-1741) may be singled out as the pioneer of the bassoon concerto. Used as a basso continuo instrument until the beginning of the 17th century, its part was rarely written out, much less featured as a solo instrument. In his concertos, Vivaldi uses the full range and all technical possibilities of the instrument. In his career, Vivaldi wrote 37 bassoon concerti.

BBC Music Magazine, June 2016
Gustavo Nuez's fluency is well-nigh impeccable, as is the clarity and crispness of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields strings... these colourful, polished performances are delightful.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Johns Smith Square, London, UK (04/2015).



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>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in C major, RV 474
  • Performer: Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Tomo Keller
  • Ensemble: Academy of St Martin in the Fields
  • Running Time: 9 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in F major, RV 488
  • Performer: Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Tomo Keller
  • Running Time: 7 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in B flat major ("La notte"), RV 501
  • Performer: Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Tomo Keller
  • Running Time: 8 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in C major, RV 477
  • Performer: Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Tomo Keller
  • Running Time: 11 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon in A minor, RV 497
  • Performer: Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Tomo Keller
  • Running Time: 9 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742

>Vivaldi, Antonio : Concerto for Bassoon, strings & continuo in C major, RV 467
  • Performer: Gustavo Núñez (Bassoon)
  • Conductor: Tomo Keller
  • Running Time: 10 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: by 1742