As part of the successful Vivaldi Edition, Naïve's 'Concerti per fagotto' is one of the rarely recorded versions of Vivaldi's Concertos for bassoon and the first dedicated to this period instrument within this collection.
This recording features a selection of the finest works for bassoon composed in the baroque music period. Vivaldi is the most significant composer ever of bassoon concertos with his own oeuvre including 39 concertos for the instrument.
Sergio Azzolini is a multi-prize winner at many international events. He is acclaimed for his recordings with major European orchestras and is a successful soloist with leading early music ensembles all over Europe. Azzolini is particularly familiar with Vivaldi's works. As a conductor, he mounted two unpublished Venetian operas including Vivaldi's La fida ninfa and worked on two other releases within the Vivaldi Edition. 'Concerti per fagotto' is a rigorous new edition of Vivaldi's work which is careful to preserve all the details found in the original manuscripts from the Venetian composer.
Personnel: Sergio Azzolini (bassoon), L'Aura Soave Cremona, Diego Cantalupi (director)
O111 496; OPUS 111 - Francia; Classica Orchestrale per fagotto