GUSTAV SCHRECK (1849-1918): Bassoon Sonata, Op. 9, GUY WOOLFENDEN (b.1937): Bassoon Concerto, CARL MARIA VON WEBER (1786-1826): Andante and Rondo Ungarese, Op. 35, WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART (1756-1791): Bassoon Sonata in B Flat, K 292 (arr. William Waterhouse [1931-2007]), FRITZ KREISLER (1875-1962): Liebesfreud, Schön Rosmarin (arr. Meyrick Alexander [b.1952]).
Catalogue Number: 08M053
Reference: CDE 84582
Description: Schreck's c.1880 sonata is surprisingly, and pleasingly, lyrical with a serene slow movement and joyous finale. The other rarity is the 1999 concerto by Woolfenden (in his own piano reduction) which the composer himself acknowledges is infuenced by Nielsen, Sibelius and, in its slow movement, English folk music. Meyrick Alexander (bassoon), Catherine Milledge (piano).