Concerti per Fagotto & Oboe

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerti per fagotto & oboe

Sergio Azzolini, Fagott | Hans Peter Westermann, Oboe
Naïve-Opus 111, 2004

The sound of the bassoon is a mysterious one, and just as mysterious will always be the circumstances surrounding the composition of the thirty-nine concertos written for the instrument by Vivaldi. Perhaps it was precisely the distinctive nature of the basson's timbre and its chameleon-like qualities that appealed to the "red-haired priest". In truth, the bassoon is whatever it wants to be: night, mystery, a ghost, melancholy, a storm, desire, and, above all, sensibility...