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Now And Then / New York Bassoon Quartet


Release Date: 05/20/2002 
Label:  Leonarda   Catalog #: 348   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John CoriglianoSergei ProkofievPeter SchickeleChristopher Weait,   ... 
Performer:  Bernadette ZirkuliJulie FevesJane TaylorLauren Goldstein
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Multiple bassoons can be quite wonderful, if the players can achieve blend, balance and stylistic unity. All of those things the New York Bassoon Quartet possess in generous quantities. It is quite a remarkable achievement to have recorded two lots of music twenty years apart, with a rather specialised ensemble such as this, and to produce such high quality across all the tracks. They clearly all kept practising in the interim, and this CD is a delight to listen to. There is superb music here, with music-making and musicianship to match, all captured flawlessly in this very fine recording." Gwyn Parry-Jones, The Music Web (U.K.)

"The four fabulous females of the New York Bassoon Quartet have given us what I
Read more have been harping about for years--a serious bassoon quartet album. ... The pieces are too numerous for extensive commentary, but all are excellent. ... There are ten works, each with a stylistic difference that makes for a varied recital...These ladies have set the bar very high for performance and programming." Ritter, The American Record Guide

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Works on This Recording

1. How Like Pellucid Statues, Daddy (Or like a... an engine) by John Corigliano
Performer:  Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon), Julie Feves (Bassoon), Jane Taylor (Bassoon),
Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1994; USA 
2. Humoresque Scherzo for 4 Bassoons, Op. 12a by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Julie Feves (Bassoon), Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon), Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon),
Jane Taylor (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; USSR 
3. Last Tango in Bayreuth by Peter Schickele
Performer:  Jane Taylor (Bassoon), Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon), Julie Feves (Bassoon),
Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; USA 
4. Suite of Early American Tunes for 4 Bassoons by Christopher Weait
Performer:  Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon), Julie Feves (Bassoon), Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon),
Jane Taylor (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965; USA 
5. Quartettino for 4 Bassoons by William Schuman
Performer:  Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon), Julie Feves (Bassoon), Jane Taylor (Bassoon),
Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
6. Canzonetta for 4 Bassoons by John Harbison
Performer:  Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon), Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon), Julie Feves (Bassoon),
Jane Taylor (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; USA 
7. Sinfonia for 4 Bassoons by Katherine Hoover
Performer:  Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon), Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon), Julie Feves (Bassoon),
Jane Taylor (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 
8. Colloquy and Chorale by Alvin Brehm
Performer:  Julie Feves (Bassoon), Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon), Jane Taylor (Bassoon),
Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USA 
9. Concert Etudes for 4 Bassoons by Václav Nelhybel
Performer:  Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon), Julie Feves (Bassoon), Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon),
Jane Taylor (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
10. Contrasts for 4 Bassoons by Rudolph Palmer
Performer:  Julie Feves (Bassoon), Jane Taylor (Bassoon), Lauren Goldstein (Bassoon),
Bernadette Zirkuli (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Bassoon Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1976; USA 

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