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Baroque Bassoon

Swoon for the Bassoon

Featuring Ingrid Hagan, Principal Bassoon

Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in D minor, RV 481
Vivaldi Flute Concerto in G minor ‘La Notte’
Vivaldi Bassoon Concerto in G minor, RV 495
Vivaldi Chamber Concerto for flute, violin and bassoon, RV 92

Usually used to reinforce the bass of the orchestra, this In Your Neighbourhood concert brings the bassoon to the centre of the stage.

APO Section Principal Bassoon Ingrid Hagan and her friends show off this lovely instrument – stately, dignified, mellow like a fine port wine, yet also dizzyingly agile. 

The bassoon is a fascinating instrument that was not widely used in orchestras until the 17th century. Baroque composers were in hot demand writing solo and ensemble pieces for the instrument. Vivaldi was one of many composers who loved the bassoon and he lavished on it some of his most delicious music - a whopping 37 concerti

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