Peter Whelan - Mozart's Bassoon. Works for Solo Bassoon - Presto Music

It's so good to hear the Irish bassoonist and conductor taking the spotlight for a full-length album as soloist here, following several collaborative programmes where his cameo appearances shone out; he brings such genial humour and cantabile beauty to the Bassoon Concerto, and he and Bezuidenhout have a ball with the K292 sonata (where the latter indulges in some deliberately clod-hopping flourishes to witty effect in the finale). The Serenade, too, is beautifully done by the Marsyas winds, with some especially fine horn-playing in the outer movements.

Presto Music
01 April 2022