Friday, September 17, 2010

Fasch, Grаupner - Bassoon Concertos - Tоgnоn, Nemeth, Capella Savaria



Circumstantial evidence indicates that the baroque bassoon was a newly invented instrument, rather than a simple modification of the old dulcian. The dulcian was not immediately supplanted, but continued to be used well into the 18th century by Bach  and others. The man most likely responsible for developing the true bassoon was Martin Hotteterre (d.1712), who may also have invented the three- piece flûte traversière and the hautbois (oboe). Some historians believe that sometime in the 1650s, Hotteterre conceived the bassoon in four sections (bell, bass joint, boot and wing joint), an baroque bassoon arrangement that allowed greater accuracy in machining the bore compared to the one-piece dulcian. He also extended the compass down to B♭ by adding two keys.  An alternate view maintains Hotteterre was one of several craftsmen responsible for the development of the early bassoon. These may have included additional members of the Hotteterre family, as well as other French makers active around the same time.  No original French bassoon from this period survives, but if it did, it would most likely resemble the earliest extant bassoons of Johann Christoph Denner and Richard Haka from the 1680s. Sometime around 1700, a fourth key (G♯) was added, and it was for this type of instrument that composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, Bach, Telemann and in this recording Graupner and Fasch wrote their demanding music.



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  1. Could You please reupload file:

    File Factory notifies: Unfortunately we have encountered a problem locating your file. You way wish to contact the owner / uploader of the file to get it re-uploaded again

  2. Dear Cassis,

    FF has an issue with this upload. Unfortunately I had a crash of my hard disc and lost a good many
    older rips :-(.

    If I have time I will try to rip and re-up again
    but it won't be very soon. Sorry for the trouble.

  3. Thank You once again for such great material and of course operativity!

  4. Dear Otto,

    FileFactory is showing the following links to download the files for this CD:


    75.34 MB

    February 1, 2011


    75.34 MB

    February 1, 2011


    3.88 MB

    February 1, 2011

    Are there 4 needed files and the third one is missing or it is just those three only?


  5. Dear Otto,

    I have downloaded the files and could confirm that the third part is missing.
    Could you please, upload this file again?
    Thank you very much.



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