Carmen Mainer Martín – Mozart Contemporaries – 18th Century Music for Bassoon (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Carmen Mainer Martín – Mozart Contemporaries – 18th Century Music for Bassoon (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 58:11 minutes | 1,06 GB | Genre: Classical
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The starting-point for this unique recital is a true Mozart rarity, the Sonata for bassoon and cello K292 which Mozart wrote in 1775, pairing the bass members of string and wind families not to comic effect but rather demonstrating their expressive versatility and contrasting tone-colours, in the hands of sufficiently practised performers; the Sonata is accessible by only the most skilled amateur performers such as its original dedicatee, the nobleman, pianist and occasional bassoonist Thaddäus Wolfgang von Dürnitz.

The count’s considerable musical gifts may be judged from the teenaged Mozart’s dedication of the Piano Sonata K284 in the same year: one of the composer’s first works of absolute genius, notably in the extraordinary landscape of its long theme-and-variation finale. The bassoon-and-cello sonata may not rival K284 for lightly worn profundity, but in its Andante we may still hear the teenaged composer attaining an idiom of sublime gravity which anticipates masterpieces such as the Sinfonia Concertante K364.

Rarer still on disc is the creative output of Dürnitz himself, represented here by four sonatas for bassoon and keyboard from a collection of six. He evidently cultivated a particular facility at the top of the intrument’s range (famously exploited by Stravinsky to open Le sacre du printemps), notably in the elegiac introduction to Sonata No.3. Dürnitz was no dilettante musician, to judge from his ready assimilation of Classical-era convention and the kind of virtuoso writing in the quick movements that challenges conceptions of the bassoon as a sturdy accompaniment to more agile musical companions.

Tracklist

1. Carmen Mainer Martín – Duo Concertant in G Major, Op. 3 No. 2: I. Allegro
2. Carmen Mainer Martín – Duo Concertant in G Major, Op. 3 No. 2: II. Rondo
3. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 1 in B-Flat Major: I. Allegro Maestoso
4. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 1 in B-Flat Major: II. Rondo – Allegro
5. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 5 in G Major: I. Allegro Ma Ben Posato
6. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 5 in G Major: II. Rondo – Allegretto
7. Carmen Mainer Martín – Duo Concertant in F Major, Op. 3 No. 1: I. Allegro Moderato
8. Carmen Mainer Martín – Duo Concertant in F Major, Op. 3 No. 1: II. Rondo
9. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 6 in C Major: I. Allegro
10. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 6 in C Major: II. Rondo – Allegro
11. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 3 in G Major: I. Adagio – Allegro
12. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata No. 3 in G Major: II. Tempo di Menuetto, Ma Un Poco Allegro
13. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-Flat Major, KV. 292: I. Allegro
14. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-Flat Major, KV. 292: II. Andante
15. Carmen Mainer Martín – Sonata for Bassoon and Cello in B-Flat Major, KV. 292: III. Rondo. Allegro

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