MATHIEU LUSSIER (b.1973): Bacchanale for Flute, Bassoon and Piano, Op. 8, Passages for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 16, In Memoriam for Horn and Piano, Op. 18, Sextet for Wind Quintet and Contrabassoon, Op. 19, White Rock Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Op. 28, Romance for Oboe d'amore and Piano, Op. 29, Courtisanes for Flute and Piano, Op. 30, Récit et Lied for Saxophone and Piano, Op. 31, Introduction et Sicilienne for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 33.
Catalogue Number: 07N103
Reference: ACD2 2557
Description: A bassoonist with several Canadian and American period-instrument orchestras, Lussier has a thriving second career as a composer, as here, for wind instruments. All of these pieces are in the melodic tradition of the 20th century French wind compositions of everyone from Saint-Saëns and Poulenc to Ibert and Françaix and vary enough in personality that they can even be listened to from beginning to end without being "samey"; how beautiful the oboe d'amore sounds in its eight-minute Romance. Pentaèdre.