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A Bassoon in Stockholm / Agrell


Release Date: 03/11/2016 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 2141   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz BerwaldEdouard du PuyFranz Berwald
Performer:  Robert FranenbergMarc DestrubéLorenzo CoppolaYoshiko Morita,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The inspiration for this album came from a bassoon, which Donna Agrell acquired in the mid-1980s. The instrument was a Grenser & Wiesner, and had been built in Dresden around 1820. The rare instrument came with an address label on its original case, which indicated that it had been delivered to Stockholm. This label inspired Ms. Agrell to investigate the music that was popular in Stockholm around that time. The works that Ms. Agrell has chosen for this album are chamber works which were all premiered by Frans Preumayr, a bassoon virtuoso who inspired composers such as Berhard Henrik, Edouard Du Puy, and Franz Berwald to write pieces for him. Other artists on this recording include clarinetist Lorenzo Coppola, violinists Read more Marc Destrube and Franc Polman, violist Yoshiko Morita, cellist Albert Bruggen, bassist Robert Franenberg, and pianist Ronald Brautigam. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Septet for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello & double-bass in B-flat major, "Grand" by Franz Berwald
Performer:  Robert Franenberg (Double Bass), Marc Destrubé (Violin), Lorenzo Coppola (Clarinet),
Yoshiko Morita (Viola), Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn), Albert Brüggen (Cello),
Donna Agrell (Bassoon)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Sweden 
2.
Quintet in A Minor for Bassoon and Strings by Edouard du Puy
Performer:  Donna Agrell (Bassoon), Franc Polman (Violin), Marc Destrubé (Violin),
Yoshiko Morita (Viola), Albert Brüggen (Cello)
3.
Quartet for Piano and Winds in E flat major by Franz Berwald
Performer:  Ronald Brautigam (Fortepiano), Lorenzo Coppola (Clarinet), Teunis Van der Zwart (Horn),
Donna Agrell (Bassoon)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Sweden 

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