THE FRENCH BASSOON
For the love of this beautiful instrument
Here are few samples of gorgeous playing:
Maurice Allard: Vivaldi: Concertos extracts. (Erato Classics 1974)
Allegro non molto
Largo - Il sonno
Maurice Allard: Jolivet: Concerto (recorded in 1967)
Extract of the last recording of Maurice Allard made in 1988:
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante (CBS Records)
Maurice Allard reaches the apogee of French Bassoon sound
in this Masterwork.
More playing of Maurice Allard on YouTube
Poulenc: Duo for Clarinet and Bassoon
More playing of Gilbert Audin on YouTube
Gilbert Audin and Laurent Lefèvre: Mozart: Gran Partita
Les Bassons de L’Opéra
(Laurent Lefèvre, Gilbert Audin, Nicolas Pinard,
Jean-Claude Montac, Anne Vigneau)
(SEPM Quantum 1998)
Philippe Hanon playing Rossini
A great solo at 1:28 by Jean-François Duquesnoy:
Ravel: Left Hand Piano Concerto
Great playing by Julien Hardy
also on "The Firebird"
Very nice wind quintet Le Concert Impromptu (Vincent Legoupil)
A beautiful solo by Jacques Petit
Lomic Lamouroux and also playing Pierre-Max Dubois
Les Francs Bassons
Old French bassoon sound but amazing playing at 1:56
More old French bassoon sound but nice playing from Brasil
(Noel Devos, Ricardo Rapopport, Antônio Bruno, Aluysio Fagerland)
Here are some related links:
French Bassoon makers Buffet-Crampon and
German and French bassoons playing nicely together.
Wind Quintet Cassiopee
Ensemble Paris-Bastille, a wind octet with some great bassoon playing.
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