Peter Whelan – Les Gentils Airs – Ou Airs Connus, Ajustee en duo, pour basson seul accompagne d’un clavecin - Les Sauvages (arr. Jean-Philippe Rameau)

‘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.
'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'
'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. via linn records

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