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Monday, February 22, 2010

More French orchestra streaming videos

I have encountered more two orchestral videos featuring French bassoons.  First, Musique francaises:

Musiques francaises

The program includes such bassoon rich selections as the Chabrier España and the Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Au programme :
- Emmanuel Chabrier : España, poème symphonique
- Edouard Lalo : Symphonie Espagnole pour violon et orchestre
- Camille Saint-Saëns : Concerto pour violoncelle et orchestre
- Paul Dukas : L'apprenti Sorcier, poème symphonique
- Camille Saint-Saëns : Danse Bacchanale, extrait de Samson et Dalila
   
Next, l'Orchestre de Paris under the direction of Christoph Eschenbach, who is also piano soloist in 2 Mozart piano Concerti:

l'Orchestre de Paris

 Au programme :
- Concerto pour piano n° 12 en la majeur, K 414
- Concerto pour piano n° 23 en la majeur, K 488

The principal bassoonist (playing German bassoon)  in this video is extremely animated!  I wonder why l'Orchestre de Paris uses German bassoons.........

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sorry but they are no French Bassoon at the Orchestre de Paris. They all play the German system.

Best,

Brice

B.S. said...

Brice, you're right. I'm going to have to change what I wrote......

Thanks,
Betsy