Wouter Verschuren

The Elegant Bassoon

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Format: CD
Label: Globe
UPC: 8711525526600
Catnr: GLO 5266
Release date: 11 November 2016
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Label
Globe
UPC
8711525526600
Catalogue number
GLO 5266
Release date
11 November 2016

"It sounds like the first day of spring. I recommend it highly."

Fanfare Magazine, 21-9-2017
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About the album

Dedicated entirely to the baroque bassoon The Elegant Bassoon features a rich variety of repertoire dating from the earliest days of the instrument’s existence, until the period in which the classical bassoon took over.
Bassoonist Wouter Verschuren and Concerto Delaborde here present the instrument in exciting unusual ensembles, like bassoon and traverso or viola da gamba. The reason that these combinations of instruments were not used often in the past, lies in the fact that traverso and viola da gamba favor keys with sharps, such as D major, whereas the bassoon favors keys with flats, like F major. This album contains 6 world premiere recordings.
De geschiedenis van de barokfagot in 10 werken
The Elegant Bassoon is volledig toegewijd aan de barokfagot, een bevat een divers repertoire, afkomstig van de eerste dagen van het bestaan van het instrument, tot aan de periode waarin de klassieke fagot zijn plaats innam.

Fagottist Wouter Verschuren en Concerto Delaborde (met de traversospeler Wilbert Hazelzet) presenteren het instrument in tien werken, waaronder 6 wereldpremières, in opwindende en ongewone ensembles, zoals fagot en flauto traverso of viola da gamba. De reden dat deze combinaties van instrumenten in het verleden niet vaak gebruikt werden, ligt in het feit dat de traverso en viola da gamba bij voorkeur gebruikt worden voor werken in toonsoorten met kruizen, zoals D groot. Voor de fagot wordt daarentegen de voorkeur gegeven aan toonsoorten met mollen, zoals F groot.

Ganz dem barocken Fagott gewidmet bietet The Elegant Bassoon eine große Fülle an Repertoire, von den ersten Tagen des Instrumentes bis in die Zeit, in der das klassische Fagott dominierte.
Fagottist Wouter Verschuren und Concerto Delaborde präsentieren das Instrument in aufregenden, ungewöhnlichen Ensembles wie Fagott und Traversflöte oder Viola da Gamba. Der Grund, aus dem diese Kombinationen in der Vergangenheit nicht oft eingegangen wurden, ist der, dass sowohl die Traversflöte als auch die Viola da Gamba sich in Kreuztonarten wie D-Dur wohlfühlen, wohingegen das Fagott B-Tonarten wie F-Dur bevorzugt. Auf diesem Album hören Sie sechs Welterstaufnahmen.


Artist(s)

Wouter Verschuren specializes in the performance and research of music from the 16th and 17th century until music of the romantic era, as well as contemporary music written for historical bassoon. He makes regular appearances in Europe, North and South America and Asia.
Wouter is principal bassoonist of The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra conducted by Ton Koopman and is co-founder of Concerto Delaborde and The Caecilia-Concert.
He features on countless orchestral and chamber music CDs on labels such as Globe, Sony, Alpha, Erato and Antoine Marchand. Wouter participated in the recording of the complete Bach and Buxtehude Cantatas with The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra.
Besides his positions at the Royal College of Music in London, The Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and The Utrecht Conservatoire, Wouter regularly gives master classes in Europe, the USA and the Middle East.
Wouter is also active as a researcher, with the primary aim to rediscover forgotten repertoire for dulcian and (historical) bassoon.

Press

It sounds like the first day of spring. I recommend it highly.
Fanfare Magazine, 21-9-2017

Verschuren plays convincingly and interpreted into each piece a different voice and function.
Luister, 03-2-2017

Though the bassoonist delivers a stellar account of the Sonatina Quinta in a minor, it is the Sonata a 4 in d minor from Tafelmusik that is the CDʼs highlight. 
Early Music America, 09-1-2017

Bassoonist Wouter Verschuren combines virtuosity with expression, violinist Antoinette Lohmann, traverso players Wilbert Hazelzet and Kate Clark and cellist and gambist Robert Smith together with engaging game that forces him to listen.
Tom tijdschrift oudemuziek, 01-1-2017

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01.
Sonata a Flute traversiere, Violino, Bassono e Cembalo in C minor, TWV43:d3: Adagio
02:58
02.
Sonata a Flute traversiere, Violino, Bassono e Cembalo in C minor, TWV43:d3: Allegro
01:29
03.
Sonata a Flute traversiere, Violino, Bassono e Cembalo in C minor, TWV43:d3: Largo
01:12
04.
Sonata a Flute traversiere, Violino, Bassono e Cembalo in C minor, TWV43:d3: Allegro
01:45
05.
Sonatina Quinta in A minor, TWV 41:a4: Andante
02:25
06.
Sonatina Quinta in A minor, TWV 41:a4: Allegro
01:54
07.
Sonatina Quinta in A minor, TWV 41:a4: Andante
01:33
08.
Sonatina Quinta in A minor, TWV 41:a4: Presto
01:21
09.
Sonata à tre: Grave - Allegro - Adagio
02:57
10.
Sonata à tre: Aria
05:09
11.
Sonata à tre: Bourée - Aria - Gigue Presto
01:56
12.
Sonata 12
03:32
13.
Sonata a 4 in D major, FaWV N:D1: Largo
02:52
14.
Sonata a 4 in D major, FaWV N:D1: Allegro
02:09
15.
Sonata a 4 in D major, FaWV N:D1: Largo
02:05
16.
Sonata a 4 in D major, FaWV N:D1: Allegro
02:05
17.
Sonata 3
03:15
18.
Three Sonatas, Wq 92: Sonata 1
02:46
19.
Three Sonatas, Wq 92: Sonata 5
03:29
20.
Three Sonatas, Wq 92: Sonata 3
01:33
21.
Sonata a 4 in D minor from Tafelmusik, TWV 43:d1: Andante
03:04
22.
Sonata a 4 in D minor from Tafelmusik, TWV 43:d1: Vivace
04:04
23.
Sonata a 4 in D minor from Tafelmusik, TWV 43:d1: Largo
03:25
24.
Sonata a 4 in D minor from Tafelmusik, TWV 43:d1: Allegro
04:32
25.
Sonata 6
02:56
26.
Sonate pour Clavecin avec Flute et Basson obligés: Allegro moderato
06:38
27.
Sonate pour Clavecin avec Flute et Basson obligés: Rondo. Allegretto assai
06:00
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