Sergio Azzolini – Mozart & Michael Haydn: Bassoon Concerto & Serenade (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Sergio Azzolini – Mozart & Michael Haydn: Bassoon Concerto & Serenade (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz  | Time – 01:00:41 minutes | 590 MB | Genre: Classical
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What a shame that Mozart’s other bassoon concertos (of which there supposedly were four others) vanished without a trace! Indeed they represent works of youth, albeit the youth of Mozart is equivalent to the maturity of many composers! Bassoonist Sergio Azzolini gives us his interpretation of this small masterpiece on an original bassoon built by Kaspar Tauber in 1790, an instrument on which all the difficulties imagined by Mozart take their full measure: not only did he require the lowest note, but also the highest accessible note, and added virtuosities, which probably stunned the bassoonist who played the score for the first time. The sound of this ancient and venerable instrument, finer and more “pinched” – and precise – than a German Fagott, closer to a French bassoon, creates a rather unusual listening and musical experience. Continuing the programme, the Bolzano String Academy decided to offer a very ample serenade by Michael Haydn, including a movement subtitled “Concertino per il fagotto”, while other movements put emphasis on the solo trumpet. It’s important to note that it is, for the most part, a formal reconstruction made by our musicians to offer a great serenade like it might have been played at the time: by inserting movements from various previous works. It’s with these types of works that we see how Mozart managed to draw from Haydn, the Great’s younger brother, much too discreet in view of his immense talent – a talent Mozart took advantage of, deliberately or not, in his own creations.

Tracklist

Michael Haydn (1737 – 1806)
1 Divertimento, MH 412: I. Marcia. Andantino grazioso 03:00

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791)
2 Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, K. 191: I. Allegro 06:45
3 Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, K. 191: II. Andante ma adagio 06:36
4 Bassoon Concerto in B-Flat Major, K. 191: III. Rondo. Tempo di Menuetto 04:15

Michael Haydn
5 Symphony No. 14 in B-Flat Major, MH 133: I. Allegro molto 06:48
6 Symphony No. 14 in B-Flat Major, MH 133: II. Adagio mà non troppo, “Concertino per il Fagotto” 07:16
7 Symphony No. 14 in B-Flat Major, MH 133: III. Menuet. Trio 02:54
8 Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major, MH 104: I. Adagio 06:07
9 Trumpet Concerto No. 2 in D Major, MH 104: II. Allegro 02:56
10 Menuetto / Trio, MH deest 03:01
11 Andante Scherzo, MH deest 05:03
12 Finale. Allegro assai, MH deest 02:59

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
13 Cassation in B-Flat Major, K. 99/63a: I. Marcia. Allegro molto 02:55

Personnel
Sergio Azzolini, bassoon
Streicherakademie Bozen

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