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Pimavera - Music For Bassoon And Piano

Steinmetz / Burns
Release Date: 09/02/2009 
Label:  Mark Masters   Catalog #: 8084  
Composer:  John SteinmetzMichael BurnsDavid KirbyRay Pizzi,   ... 
Performer:  Michael BurnsInara Zandmane
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Bassoon and Piano by John Steinmetz
Performer:  Michael Burns (Bassoon), Inara Zandmane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2. Aotearoa Sketches (2) by Michael Burns
Performer:  Michael Burns (Bassoon), Inara Zandmane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
3. Reverie and Dance by David Kirby
Performer:  Michael Burns (Bassoon), Inara Zandmane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
4. Prima Vera by Ray Pizzi
Performer:  Michael Burns (Bassoon), Inara Zandmane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
5. Sonata for Bassoon and Piano by Ronald Klimko
Performer:  Michael Burns (Bassoon), Inara Zandmane (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 New Candy for the Double-Reed Music Lover and Oth June 3, 2012 By S. Bruce (Eau Claire, WI) See All My Reviews "All music on this CD was composed in the last 23 years by bassoon players. I first heard “Lament", the last movement of John Steinmetz’s Sonata, this past year at a faculty concert on campus and marveled at its poignancy. I wanted to hear it again and this CD has the only recorded version I could find. What a wonderful surprise it has been for me! I now know more of the varied sounds of the bassoon and the possibilities of expression by the bassoonist . Each composition has something new to offer the listener, and new ways to think about the bassoon and piano combination.

To my mind Michael Burns, bassoon and Inara Zandmane, piano are attuned in their playing in such a way that the result is greater than one can imagine from only two people. Burns, from New Zealand, and Zandmane, from Latvia, do extremely well together.

Michael Burn’s notes are informative and interesting to read. He traveled and met with each composer in 2008 which adds validity to his words.
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