As you would expect after the successful volumes 1 and 2, this is a very exciting recording, featuring the virtuosity and poetry of Sergio Azzolini. This 48th release in the Vivaldi Edition features a selection of the finest works for bassoon ever composed. Azzolini is like a magician with his instrument and with each CD Azzolini proves himself to be an artist of endless immagination and virtuosity and surpasses the one before. In the catalogue of Vivaldi s works, the bassoon is in fact the instrument assigned the largest number of solo concertos after those written for the violin, the composer s own instrument.There are 39 concertos for bassoon in the National Library of Turin, which means we are only just half way on this wonderful journey!
...the utter master of the instrument, and surmounts the technical difficulties works such as the present six concertos pose to lesser mortals with enviable ease … all lovers of Baroque music will enjoy this. --Brian Clark, Early Music Review February 2013