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
Extract from the last recording of Maurice Allard made in 1988:
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante (CBS Records)
Maurice Allard reaches the apogee of "the French Bassoon sound"
in this Masterwork.
More playing of Maurice Allard on YouTube
Presentation of "le basson"
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)
Rafael Angster and on Schumann
Victor Dutot and Rafael Angster
Les Francs Bassons
A great solo at 1:28 by Jean-François Duquesnoy:
Ravel: Left Hand Piano Concerto
German and French bassoons playing nicely together, also here
Philippe Hanon playing Rossini and on The Bolero
Great playing by Julien Hardy
, also on The Firebird and Mozart
More playing of Julien Hardy on YouTube
Lomic Lamouroux and also playing Pierre-Max Dubois
Very nice wind quintet Le Concert Impromptu (Vincent Legoupil)
Luc Loubry on YouTube
Wind Quintet Cassiopee
French Bassoon makers Buffet-Crampon and
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