This brilliantly talented young bassoon player gives the instrument, traditionally referred to as the "clown of the orchestra", a new dimension and dexterity. The bassoon is shown to display a more subtle humour, versatility and changes in emotional intensity. The highlight is probably Weber's Andante and Rondo but the pieces by Hummel, Berwald and Jacobi show, in the hands of a genuine and sympathetic virtuoso, just what the bassoon is capable of. The five minute Romance, composed by Sir Edward Elgar is a little gem and Karen's rendition of "Summertime" has a "saxophonesque" quality to it. An absolute delight, I cannot recommend it too highly.