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Antonio Rosetti: Bassoon Concertos, Vol. 2 / Hubner, Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester

Rosetti / Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester / Hubner
Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777742   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Antonio RosettiWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eckart Hübner
Conductor:  Eckart Hübner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Antonio Rosetti began his career as a double bassist at the Oettingen-Wallerstein court but then slowly but surely rose to the post of chapel master of this court ensemble and to the status of a widely renowned orchestral conductor. His seven extant bassoon concertos, four of which Eckart Hübner recorded some years ago for cpo (cpo 999 936-2 / 7172829), show that even as a composer he continued to be especially fond of bass instruments, and the three new productions on this CD now mean that a complete recording is available.

Once again the concertos are stamped by wonderful melodic invention and exhibit part writing of the highest virtuosity in the solo part as well as a refined instrumentation. Hübner once again
Read more plays »with a wonderfully well-rounded, very noble tone and lyrical cantabile reflection« (Financial Times). Rosetti’s concertos are presented together with Mozart’s earliest concerto for a wind instrument. The then eighteen-year-old composer immediately succeeded in producing a work doing complete justice to the character of the solo instrument and was already at the height of his compositional powers.

- CPO [Translated from German] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, C 72 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Eckart Hübner (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Eckart Hübner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
2. Concertino for Bassoon in E flat major, C 68 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Eckart Hübner (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Eckart Hübner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
3. Concerto for Bassoon in C major, C 67 by Antonio Rosetti
Performer:  Eckart Hübner (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Eckart Hübner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
4. Concerto for Bassoon in B flat major, K 191 (186e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Eckart Hübner (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Eckart Hübner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kurpfaelzisches Kammerorchester
Period: Classical 
Written: 1774; Salzburg, Austria 

Sound Samples

Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, C72: I. Allegro moderato
Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, C72: II. Adagio
Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, C72: III. Rondo: Moderato
Bassoon Concertino in E flat major, C68: I. Allegretto molto comodo
Bassoon Concertino in E flat major, C68: II. Adagio assai
Bassoon Concertino in E flat major, C68: III. Spiritoso, ma non tanto
Bassoon Concerto in C major, C67: I. Allegro moderato
Bassoon Concerto in C major, C67: II. Lagro
Bassoon Concerto in C major, C67: III. Rondo
Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191: I. Allegro
Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191: II. Andante ma adagio
Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K. 191: III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto

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