Notes and Editorial Reviews
...The bassoon concerto is not listed in Grove and "has been only recently rediscovered and somewhat restored", whatever that may mean. The soloist is again very close (you can hear the clicking of his keys) but George Zukerman is certainly very accomplished and gives an excellent account of his part, with especially buoyant rhythm in the finale.
-- Gramophone [1/1971, reviewing the Bassoon Concerto on LP]
The Concertino in G Major (written around 1815) is a bright work which, as might be expected, follows the classical models of Mozart and Beethoven. Yet his style is distinctly his. In the composition, Hummel has provided an elegant and
fluent concerto conveying good orchestral colour. The movements - Allegro moderato, Andante grazioso and an energetic final Rondo, provide plenty opportunity for piano virtuosity to display a soloist's talent and Galling rises with confidence to the occasion.
-- Raymond Walker, MusicWeb International [reviewing the Concertino, Vox 5111]
Works on This Recording
Concertino for Piano in G major, Op. 73 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Martin Galling (Piano)
Berlin Symphony Orchestra
Written: by 1816; Vienna, Austria
Concerto for Bassoon in F major, S 63/WoO 23 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
George Zukerman (Bassoon)
Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn
Written: circa 1805; Austria
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