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The Bogeyman / Pisani


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Bongiovanni   Catalog #: 5199  
Composer:  Raffaele CecconiCarlo GalanteGiovanni SollimaWilly Hess,   ... 
Performer:  Alessio PisaniAdriana BoschiMassimo CocoRoberto Spilotros,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“It is to the bassoon what the double-bass is to the cello: meaning that its sound is an octave lower than the written note. […] It is pointless to add that this instrument, which is extremely heavy, is suited only to great effects of harmony and to the bass parts in a moderate tempo movement.” Thus Hector Berlioz on the contrabass bassoon in his “Great Treatise On Instrumentation and Orchestration” (1843) in which he defended the timbre and function of the instrument but saw no use for it beyond simply filling out the sound in large wind ensembles. Much has changed since that time and the contrabass bassoon had certainly come of age by the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when it was used in such major works as Don Carlos by Verdi Read more (1867), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas (1897), Salome by Strauss (1905), and others. The seven works on the present recording are a splendid demonstration of how greatly the 20th century expanded the resources of the contrabass bassoon. They all show the versatility of this instrument in widely differing contexts and roles and prove that the contrabass bassoon has an unexpected range of sounds and expressive capabilities. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La morte di Narciso by Raffaele Cecconi
Performer:  Alessio Pisani (Contrabassoon), Adriana Boschi (Clarinet), Massimo Coco (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
2.
Bagatelle (5) per l'uomo nero by Carlo Galante
Performer:  Alessio Pisani (Contrabassoon)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Italy 
3.
Yafu by Giovanni Sollima
Performer:  Alessio Pisani (Contrabassoon), Roberto Spilotros (Violin), Marino Lagomarsino (Violin),
Massimo Coco (Viola), Alberto Pisani (Cello)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2000; Italy 
4.
Quintet for Contrabassoon and Strings, Op. 63 by Willy Hess
Performer:  Alessio Pisani (Contrabassoon), Roberto Spilotros (Violin), Marino Lagomarsino (Violin),
Massimo Coco (Viola), Alberto Pisani (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
5.
Canzoni (2) d'ombra by Carlo Galante
Performer:  Alessio Pisani (Contrabassoon), Marino Lagomarsino (Violin), Massimo Coco (Viola)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: Italy 
6.
Lamentatio, for viola by Giovanni Sollima
Performer:  Alessio Pisani (Contrabassoon)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998; Italy 
7.
Fantasia sopra una tregenda by Massimo Coco
Performer:  Roberto Spilotros (Violin), Marino Lagomarsino (Violin), Maurizio Barigione (Bassoon),
Alessio Pisani (Contrabassoon), Massimo Coco (Viola), Alberto Pisani (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 

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