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Bassoon Music of Antonio Vivaldi

This week we explore three recordings of Vivaldi's music for the bassoon with virtuosos Frans Berkhout, Sergio Azzolini, and Michael McCraw.

painting of vivaldi

Photo: Wikipedia

A detail from François Morellon de La Cave's painting of Antonio Vivaldi (Museo internazionale e biblioteca della musica, Bologna).

This week we explore three recordings of Vivaldi’s music for the bassoon with virtuosos Frans Berkhout, Sergio Azzolini, and Michael McCraw.

Music Heard On This Episode

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor RV 481, Larghetto
Frans Berkhout, baroque bassoon, and La Suave Melodia/Pieter Dirksen — Concerto & Cantata with Bassoon (Et’Cetera, 2008)
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Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor RV 481, Larghetto
Frans Berkhout, baroque bassoon, and La Suave Melodia/Pieter Dirksen — Concerto & Cantata with Bassoon (Et’Cetera, 2008)
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Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor RV 497. Allegro molto
Frans Berkhout, baroque bassoon, and La Suave Melodia/Pieter Dirksen — Concerto & Cantata with Bassoon (Et’Cetera, 2008)
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Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor RV 498, Allegro: piano sempre
Sergio Azzolini, bassoon, Hans Peter Westermann, oboe, and Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca — Concerti per fagotto e oboe (OPUS 111 , 2004)
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Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G major RV 545, Allegro molto
Sergio Azzolini, bassoon, Hans Peter Westermann, oboe, and Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca — Concerti per fagotto e oboe (OPUS 111 , 2004)
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Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in Bb RV 503, Allegro
Michael McCraw, bassoon, and Musica Pacifica — Fire Beneath my Fingers (Dorian/SonoLuminus , 2008)
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Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata in A minor RV 86, Allegro molto
Michael McCraw, bassoon, and Musica Pacifica — Fire Beneath my Fingers (Dorian/SonoLuminus , 2008)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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