The Playful Pachyderm (Includes 'Funeral March of a Marionette' (Gounod) & Romance (Elgar)

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The Playful Pachyderm (Includes 'Funeral March of a Marionette' (Gounod) & Romance (Elgar)
Laurence Perkins, bassoon, New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp

[ Hyperion / CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 26 January 2005

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'Perkins is a compelling advocate of the instrument, not only in his painstaking work as orchestrator and arranger, and his enthusiastic and well-researched booklet notes, but most of all in his playing … This is a delightful disc which will be of interest to a much wider audience than merely the bassoon-crazy' (International Record Review)

'Perkins is a compelling advocate of the instrument, not only in his painstaking work as orchestrator and arranger, and his enthusiastic and well-researched booklet notes, but most of all in his playing … This is a delightful disc which will be of interest to a much wider audience than merely the bassoon-crazy'
(International Record Review)

This joyous new disc takes us deep into the wondrous world of 'all-things bassoon' - original pieces, arrangements time-tested and well loved, and new versions of old favourites for the instrument. Laurence Perkins takes up the challenge in his arrangements of wordless songs by Fauré and Ravel; folk song finds its place - a nod to the instrument's distinguished ancestry dating all the way back to the medieval period; and humour, of course, is never far away - the bassoon is after all (to paraphrase Ashlyn's bizarre dialogue between voice and bassoon) an instrument as much suited to the innuendo-laden serenading of one's lover as to the killing of rodents

Tracks:

GANGLEBERGER My Teddy Bear - polka
ELGAR Romance Op 62
SENAILLÉ Allegro spiritoso
TRAD Walking song from Äppelbo
Mist-covered Mountains
FAURÉ Pièce; Bonny at Morn
VINTER The Playful Pachyderm
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Four Studies in English Folk-song
GODFREY Lucy Long - song, with original variations
GOUNOD Funeral March of a Marionette
FUCVIK The Old Grumbler Op 210
RAVEL Pièce en forme de habañera
HUME The Carnival - fantasia
ASHLYN The Bassoon - humorous song