Pro Contra!

Simon Van Holen

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Bassoon and contrabassoon; a kaleidoscopic rainbow of virtuosity, concentrated into a single CD. Perhaps there’s nothing unique here, but nevertheless it is something quite special and unusual. No one could argue that either of these is among the most popular of ‘classical’ instruments. The contra’s popularity rating would probably be as low as its pitch! And this is no great surprise. One consequence of its extremely deep register and particular sound is that composers have been less than lavish with their contributions to its repertoire. In popularity contests, the bassoon would probably do a little better than its big brother, though it would still be unlikely to reach the top 10. All too often, and despite all of Prokofiev’s best intentions, it gets associated with the grumpy grandfather in Peter and the Wolf. This is fairly disrespectful of the bassoon (to say nothing of grandpa).

Tracklist

1.
Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet- Vivace
02:24
2.
Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet- Lento
02:44
3.
Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet- Vivo assai
02:05
4.
Divertissement for bassoon and string quintet- Allegro
02:26
5.
Bassnachtigall for contrabassoon solo op. 38- Melancolia
02:25
6.
Bassnachtigall for contrabassoon solo op. 38- Perpetuum Mobile
00:49
7.
Bassnachtigall for contrabassoon solo op. 38- Fuga
01:21
8.
Sonata for bassoon and cello KV292- Allegro
05:22
9.
Sonata for bassoon and cello KV292- Andante
04:19
10.
Sonata for bassoon and cello KV292- Rondo-Allegro
03:20
11.
Quartet for bassoon, 2 violas and cello op. 46 no. 1- Allegro
08:42
12.
Quartet for bassoon, 2 violas and cello op. 46 no. 1- Andante
05:02
13.
Quartet for bassoon, 2 violas and cello op. 46 no. 1- Menuetto. Moderato-Trio
04:04
14.
Quartet for bassoon, 2 violas and cello op. 46 no. 1- Rondo
03:36
15.
Concertino for contrabassoon and string quintet- Concertino for contrabassoon and string quintet
19:33

Total time: 01:08:12

Additional information

Label

SKU

CC72733

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Composers

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Genres

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Cables

Siltech

Digital Converters

dCS

Mastering Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mastering Equipment

Avalon Acoustic

Microphones

Sonodore

Original Recording Format

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

Galaxy Studios, Mol, Belgium

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date May 13, 2016

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