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Six Progressive Sonatas for Harp and Bassoon, Op. 2
The world premiere recording of works for harp and bassoon by Concone Luigi (c.1800). Little is known about Luigi Concone. It is thought he was born in the first half of the 19th century in Turin, Italy, to an important family of musicians and artisans of five generations. As a harpist, composer and teacher, he was Artist of the Chapelle of his Majesty of Turin. Luigi lived in Paris for some time, as most of his compositions were published there, under his "French" name Louis. He composed much for harp solo, edited in Italy by Ricordi, and in France by Richault. His 30 Progressive Etudes Op.26 for the Harp were edited by Costallat in Paris, ca1900. The six sonatas progressive sonatas for harp and bassoon on this disc are more than an enrichment of the repertoire, as very few original compositions for these instruments, from this period still survive.
''Both the Israeli harpist Rachel Talitman and the Greek Cypriot bassoonist Mavroudes Troullos are more than excellent. True professionals, virtuoso and inspiring."
Basia con Fuoco
"He overcomes all technical challenges with the utmost ease. His sound is round and powerful and he makes his instrument sing like a bass-baritone in opera tunes, by turns sad or playful. He turns out to be a musician of great sensitivity.''
"Troullos is a highly trained and skilled bassoonist who consistently amazes with his mature performances. In these works, he pours his heart and musical sensitivity into every single phrase. He has a hold on the listener's soul from the very first note, rather singing than playing.''
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