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Concertzender Live

Compiled by our Classical Music desk.

Typically, the bassoon isn’t a noticeable instrument. Most often, it doubles the bassline in an orchestra. Chamber music for bassoon is very scarce.

And yet, we’ll listen to three concerts in which the bassoon is at centre stage – all alone, or featuring a piano or another instrument. Many pieces are composed for that particular concert alone, but we’ll also listen to an arrangement by Schubert. All of the pieces show what the bassoon is capable of. One explores its extreme registers, the other bangs the keys, yet another composer chooses grunting and vibrations, or just a fun melody. The oldest concert in this episode is from 1987, and the latest is from 2015. That’s how this programme shows you the changing modes in composed music.

1. Joop Voorn, Serenade. Marieke Stordiau (bassoon), Marjolein Bakker (piano)
2. John Cage, Amores 1 and 4. Marjolein Bakker (piano)
3. Willem Frederik Bon, Sonate voor fagot solo. Marieke Stordiau (bassoon)
4. Chiel Meijering, Betty Boop. Marieke Stordiau (bassoon), Marjolein Bakker (piano)
5. Franz Schubert, Arpeggione-sonate. Marieke Stordiau (bassoon), Marjolein Bakker (piano)
6. Sophia Sergi, L’amour dans la vie est rouge. Stefanie Liedke (bassoon), Lorenda Ramou (piano)
7. Calliope Tsoupaki, Adieu. Stefanie Liedke (bassoon), John Addison (cello).
8. Yannis Kyriakides, PNE. Stefanie Liedke (bassoon), John Addison (bassoon), Lorenda Ramou (piano)
9. Kalevi Aho, Solo V. Bram van Sambeek (bassoon)
10. Calliope Tsoupaki, Red de fagot. Bram van Sambeek (bassoon)
11. Arjan Linker, Bassoon typhoon. Bram van Sambeek (bassoon)
12. Bela Horvat, for Bram. Bram van Sambeek (bassoon)
13. Panos Iliopoulos, LFG. Bram van Sambeek (bassoon), Panos Iliopoulos (live-electronics)

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