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Bassoonist Pearson Altizer Graduation Recital
Bassoonist Pearson Altizer from San Antonia, Texas graduation recital. While at Curtis he was a student of Daniel Matsukawa. Also Harpist Abigail Kent performs Henriette Renié: Danse des lutins.
Villa-Lobos: Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon
Virginia McDowell, oboe; Michael Rusinek, clarinet; Pearson Altizer, bassoon
Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos work Trio for Oboe, Clarinet, and Bassoon is considered one of the most important chamber compositions. Pearson describes the piece as “jungle music, really intense and meaty”. The movements are marked Animé; Languisamente and Vivo.
Richard Lavenda: Chiaroscuro
Emma Resmini, flute; Pearson Altizer, bassoon; Lena Goodson, double bass; Neil Rao, percussion
Richard Lavenda a native of New Jersey composed this piece with wonderful blending of tones and color. The composer describes this unusual chamber ensemble of alto flute, bassoon, percussion and double bass as “bold”.
Steinmetz: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Pearson Altizer, bassoon; Michael Davidman, piano
This Sonata for Bassoon and Piano is sure to change the energy of the room. This is one of Pearson’s favor bassoon sonatas. He said, “There is so much emotion behind it”. The movements are marked: Prelude; Browning and Lament.
Henriette Renié: Danse des lutins
Abigail Kent, harp
Henriette Renié was a deeply religious French harpist and composer that lived between 1875 and 1956. Danse des lutins means Dance for the Goblins. Enjoy this wonderful example of French romantic harp music.
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