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Jacob / Vivaldi / Francaix: Bassoon Concertos
Genuin - GEN 12240
Christian Kunert, Bassoon
Concerto per Fagotto
Concerto for Bassoon, Strings and Percussion
Concerto pour Basson et 11 Instruments a Cordes
Who would have thought Vivaldi composed 42 bassoon concertos? And it wasn’t only the Baroque master from Italy who loved this woodwind instrument. Twentieth-century composers such as Jean Françaix and Gordon Jacob also regarded the bassoon very highly – not only for the instrument’s versatility but also its humorous qualities. Christian Kunert – principal bassoonist of the Philharmoniker Hamburg – is in perfect command of the most abrupt staccatos, the widest leaps, and chromatic scale runs on this disc while putting the often unjustly neglected bassoon front and center for all to delight in.