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Hummel, Weber: Bassoon Concertos / Thunemann, Marriner


Release Date: 02/14/1991 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 432081   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Nepomuk HummelCarl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Klaus Thunemann
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 50 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[T]o have Hummel's work revived after long neglect is valuable. . . . [I]t is a most enjoyable example of the early romantic wind concerto and responds with much sensitivity to the sound and character of the instrument, not least to its proud nature and its dignified tone. . . . Apart from the superb playing of Klaus Thunemann, the interest of the record also lies in the disinterment of the original version of Weber's Concerto. . . . [I]t gives the concerto a more mysterious mood, one that carries over into the Adagio before being dispelled by the captivating Rondo. Thunemann has the deft fingers needed, the sense of wry, witty phrasing, and the elegant, lyrical tone which Weber—Mozart notwithstanding—was the first really to hear in the Read more instrument. He gives beautiful performances, and is accompanied in lively fashion by Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy." -- John Warrack, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Bassoon in F major, S 63/WoO 23 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer:  Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1805; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 23 Minutes 13 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Bassoon in F major, J 127/Op. 75 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1811/1822; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 16 Minutes 48 Secs. 
3. Andante and Rondo Ungarese for Bassoon and Orchestra in C minor, J 158/Op. 35 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Klaus Thunemann (Bassoon)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1809/1813; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1989 
Venue:  London 
Length: 9 Minutes 44 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Bassoon Concerto in F, Op.75: 1. Allegro ma non troppo
Bassoon Concerto in F, Op.75: 2. Adagio
Bassoon Concerto in F, Op.75: 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Andante and Rondo Ungarese for Bassoon and Orchestra, Op.35
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F: 1. Allegro moderato
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F: 2. Romanza (Andantino e cantabile)
Grand Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra in F: 3. Rondo (Vivace)

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