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Fagottissima Terzia - Virtuoso Rarities For 3-6 Bassoons


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm) Gold Catalog #: 3240970   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leroy AndersonPeter JansenEdvard GriegFrederick Loewe,   ... 
Performer:  Henrik RabienJörg SteinbrecherHeino WiechmannRainer Schottstädt,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This oddball collection of bassoon music is naturally of interest to bassoonists, but it will also appeal to curators of the unusual, fans of Spike Jones, P.D.Q. Bach, and anyone with a sense of humor. Though clearly intended to be light listening, it has some depth. While Leroy Anderson's 'Bassoonist's Holiday' is guaranteed for at least one guffaw and the 'Pink Panther Theme' is cute camp, the Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet also dig into some Broadway tunes, familiar classical excerpts and some works by Mátyás Seiber and Geoffrey Keating that lean toward Weill.
Believe it or not, the 1970s saw something of a boom in bassoon quintets, pioneered by the Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet, a chamber ensemble drawing from the formidable roster of the
Read more Gürzenich Orchestra of Cologne. The GBQ certainly has the chops to pull off an all-bassoon virtuoso rarities album, tacking the levity of this album firmly within a frame of serious musicianship.
The MDG label prides itself on realistic, unfiltered recordings. This one is of such clarity that even the gentle clatter of bassoon valves is clearly present. It enhances rather than distracts, and will be barely noticeable over the party noise that this album should accompany. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Bassoonist's Holiday by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon),
Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
2.
Variation über ein Kinderlied by Peter Jansen
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon),
Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
3.
Peer Gynt, Op. 23: no 7, In the hall of the mountain king by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon),
Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1892; Norway 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
4.
My Fair Lady: I could have danced all night by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Heike Wagner (Alto), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon),
Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
5.
Viktoria und ihr Husar: Reich mir zum Abschied by Paul Abraham
Performer:  Heike Wagner (Alto), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon),
Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Germany 
6.
My Fair Lady: Wouldn't it be loverly by Frederick Loewe
Performer:  Heike Wagner (Alto), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
7.
Dance Hall Suite by Geoffrey Keating
Performer:  Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8.
Tango by Manuel Martinez
Performer:  Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
9.
Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Torsten Janicke (Violin), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon),
Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
10.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon),
Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Torsten Janicke (Violin), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
11.
Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon),
Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Torsten Janicke (Violin), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
12.
Carmen: Excerpt(s) by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion),
Hans-Joachim Leetz (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Notes: Arranged: Henrik Rabien 
13.
Tale of Tsar Saltan: Suite, Op. 57 - Flight of the bumblebee by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon),
Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
14.
Wochenend und Sonnenschein by Milton Ager
Performer:  Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Heike Wagner (Alto),
Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
15.
Mein kleiner, grüner Kaktus by Bert Reisfeld
Performer:  Heike Wagner (Alto), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon),
Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
16.
Please by Ralph Rainger
Performer:  Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon),
Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Heike Wagner (Alto), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon),
Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
17.
Pink Panther: Theme by Henry Mancini
Performer:  Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon),
Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Jay Krush 
18.
The Jungle Book: The Bare Necessities by Terry Gilkyson
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon),
Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1967; USA 
Notes: Arranged: Don Bartkowiak 
19.
Leichte Tänze: Foxtrott by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon),
Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
20.
Leichte Tänze: Ragtime by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
21.
Leichte Tänze: Tango by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
22.
Leichte Tänze: Charleston by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
23.
Leichte Tänze: Blues by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion),
Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
24.
Leichte Tänze: Rumba by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
25.
Leichte Tänze: Slow Fox by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon),
Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
26.
Leichte Tänze: Waltz by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 
27.
Leichte Tänze: Six-Eight by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Jörg Steinbrecher (Bassoon), Rainer Schottstädt (Bassoon), Henrik Rabien (Bassoon),
Heino Wiechmann (Bassoon), Ulli Vogtmann (Percussion), Klaus Lohrer (Bassoon)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gürzenich Bassoon Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; Frankfurt, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Rainer Schottstädt 

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