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The Proud Bassoon

Peter Whelan

The Proud Bassoon

...includes a world-premiere
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Les Gentils Airs - ou Airs Connus, ajustee en duo, pour basson seul accompagne d’un clavecin - Les Sauvages (arr.Jean-Philippe Rameau)

Les Gentils Airs - ou Airs Connus, ajustee en duo, pour basson seul accompagne d’un clavecin - Les Sauvages (arr.Jean-Philippe Rameau)

Composer Anonymous
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
Arranger Jean-Philippe Rameau
02:08 Play $1.70
2
Les Gentils Airs - ou Airs Connus, ajustee en duo, pour basson seul accompagne d’un clavecin - La Furstemberg

Les Gentils Airs - ou Airs Connus, ajustee en duo, pour basson seul accompagne d’un clavecin - La Furstemberg

Composer Anonymous
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
04:46 Play $1.70
3
Les Gentils Airs - ou Airs Connus, ajustee en duo, pour basson seul accompagne d’un clavecin - Tamborin (arr. Jean-Philippe Rameau)

Les Gentils Airs - ou Airs Connus, ajustee en duo, pour basson seul accompagne d’un clavecin - Tamborin (arr. Jean-Philippe Rameau)

Composer Anonymous
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
Arranger Jean-Philippe Rameau
01:16 Play $1.70
4
Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - I. Largo

Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - I. Largo

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
03:00 Play $1.70
5
Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - II. Allemanda: Allegro

Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - II. Allemanda: Allegro

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:45 Play $1.70
6
Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - III. Largo

Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - III. Largo

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:10 Play $1.70
7
Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - IV. Giga

Sonata in G Major for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 2 - IV. Giga

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:18 Play $1.70
8
Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - I. Largo

Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - I. Largo

Composer Johann Friedrich Fasch
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:54 Play $1.70
9
Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - II. Allegro

Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - II. Allegro

Composer Johann Friedrich Fasch
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:27 Play $1.70
10
Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - III. Andante

Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - III. Andante

Composer Johann Friedrich Fasch
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:34 Play $1.70
11
Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - IV. Allegro Assai

Sonata in C Major for bassoon and continuo, FaWV N:C 1 - IV. Allegro Assai

Composer Johann Friedrich Fasch
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:52 Play $1.70
12
Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - I. Vivement

Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - I. Vivement

Composer Francois Couperin
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
01:04 Play $1.70
13
Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - II. Air Agreablement

Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - II. Air Agreablement

Composer Francois Couperin
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:47 Play $1.70
14
Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - III. Sarabande Tendrement

Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - III. Sarabande Tendrement

Composer Francois Couperin
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:09 Play $1.70
15
Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - IV. Chaconne Legere

Les gouts-reunis, ou Noveaux concerts: Treizieme Concert - IV. Chaconne Legere

Composer Francois Couperin
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:35 Play $1.70
16
Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - I. Triste

Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - I. Triste

Composer Georg Philipp Telemann
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:23 Play $1.70
17
Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - II. Allegro

Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - II. Allegro

Composer Georg Philipp Telemann
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
04:24 Play $1.70
18
Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - III. Andante

Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - III. Andante

Composer Georg Philipp Telemann
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
01:41 Play $1.70
19
Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - IV. Vivace

Sonata in F minor, TWV 41:f1 - IV. Vivace

Composer Georg Philipp Telemann
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:31 Play $1.70
20
Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - I. Andante-Staccato

Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - I. Andante-Staccato

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
01:35 Play $1.70
21
Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - II. Allemanda: Allegro

Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - II. Allemanda: Allegro

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:21 Play $1.70
22
Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - III. Aria: Affetvos

Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - III. Aria: Affetvos

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:41 Play $1.70
23
Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - IV. Gavotta: Presto

Sonata in E minor for bassoon and continuo, Op. 50 No. 1 - IV. Gavotta: Presto

Composer Joseph Bodin de Boismortier
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
01:58 Play $1.70
24
Eileen Aroon with variations set by Mr. Dubourg

Eileen Aroon with variations set by Mr. Dubourg

Composer Matthew Dubourg
Soloist Peter Whelan
Band Ensemble Marsyas
02:28 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 60 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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‘The Proud Bassoon' marks the debut solo recording of Peter Whelan, singled out for praise in his performances with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and Ensemble Marsyas.

Download includes - cover art, inlay, booklet
Ensemble Marsyas

Ensemble Marsyas

Formed in Edinburgh in 2011, Ensemble Marsyas is devoted to exploring and championing the virtuoso wind music of the Baroque and Classical eras. Among its members are several of the finest historical instrumentalists working in Europe today.
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Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan

Peter Whelan is one of Europe's leading exponents of historical and modern bassoon.
profile & recordings >>

5 stars 'Whelan's performances of these varied pieces are a delight, and in every way he meets the challenges presented by them. The spicy tone of his instrument is invigorating and well captured by the recording.' SA-CD.net

'Delightful. You've made the case for the renaissance of the bassoon.' BBC Radio 3 'In Tune'

5 stars 'Peter Whelan offers bassoon sonatas by Fasch and Telemann, which are among the first of their kind...' The Irish Times

This unique album is a collection of the very best of the virtuoso solo music composed for the galant French styled baroque bassoon.  Included are a wide range of works composed for the court, the Opèra, for the home and from the street, brought back to life by Peter and special guests Ensemble Marsyas. 

The basson or bassoon inspired many now forgotten high-level artworks by the greatest French composers. As the leaders in musical fashion, they in turn influenced their German contemporaries who were inspired by the elegance and lyrical possibilities of the new French instrument, especially in the expressive tenor register. 

This recording includes a world-premiere of the Irish Air, Eileen Aroon, arranged for bassoon and continuo by Handel's first violinist in Dublin, Matthew Dubourg. This beautiful melody subsequently became very popular in Europe and inspired compositions by both Haydn and Beethoven.

View the booklet in full here

  

Presented with funding from the Arts Council Music Recording Scheme 2011.

Kate Molleson interviews bassoonist Peter Whelan for the Herald
10 April 2014
There's nothing funny about the bassoon, just pride and joy
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'A variety of frivolités round off a splendid recital.'
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Crescendo
'Es enthält so überwältigend schöne Musik, dass man gar nicht anders kann, als sich auf den ersten Blick zu verlieben.'
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Early Music Review
‘Peter Whelan’s playing is always a delight to hear – full of life, interest and variety, and clearly demonstrates why the bassoon has every right to be proud!’
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Kulture Radio
5 Stars
A glowing review in German: 'rundum hörenswert'
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ClassicFM
'Choice for the Very Curious': 'The bassoon is the clown of the orchestra, but it wasn't always so. And this album goes some way to change this.'


SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Whelan's performances of these varied pieces are a delight, and in every way he meets the challenges presented by them. The spicy tone of his instrument is invigorating and well captured by the recording.'
more >>

BBC Radio 3 'In Tune'
'Delightful. You’ve made the case for the renaissance of the bassoon.'


BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
‘What a satisfying, pungent sound.’
more >>

The Irish Times
5 Stars
'Peter Whelan offers bassoon sonatas by Fasch and Telemann, which are among the first of their kind...'
more >>

17 September 2016 to 17 September 2016
Scotland
St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, Edinburgh
with La Serenissima

20 November 2016 to 20 November 2016
England
St George's, Bristol
with La Serenissima

09 December 2016 to 09 December 2016
Scotland
Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries
with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

10 December 2016 to 10 December 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

11 December 2016 to 11 December 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow
with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

15 January 2017 to 15 January 2017
England, London
Wigmore Hall
with La Serenissima