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Instrument: Bassoon

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KoblenzStunde Der Philharmonie Kammerkonzert

Schumann, Bernstein, Schnyder, Glinka, Poulenc
Lourdes Higes Márquez; Martin Walter; Nikolaus Maler; Rafael Klepsch

New York CityEnsemble Connect

© Jennifer Taylor
McPhee, Reich, Wolfe, Adams
Ensemble Connect; Leo Sussman; Tamara Winston; Noemi Sallai

HerfordStiftungskonzert

Haydn, Strauss R., Debussy, Ravel
North West German Philharmonic; Simon Gaudenz; Max Schweiger; Yuka Kamo

New York CityJupiter Symphony Chamber Players: 2 Geniuses

© NASA
Korngold, Schubert
Max Levinson; Vadim Gluzman; Kobi Malkin; Ayane Kozasa

OkayamaThe 59th Subscription Concert

Brahms, Weber
Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra; Hansjörg Schellenberger; Gustavo Núñez

RotterdamConcertino

Janáček, Stravinsky
Lahav Shani; Igor Gruppman; Charlotte Potgieter; Roman Spitzer

ViennaKammermusik der Wiener Philharmoniker 7

Dvořák, Mozart
Manuel Huber; Ronald Janezic; Wolfgang Lintner; Sebastian Mayr
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Jaap van Zweden signals new rituals for the Philharmonic

Constellation Chor in Filament © Steven Pisano
Jaap van Zweden commenced his role as music director of the New York Philharmonic with a première by Ashley Fure, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G major featuring pianist Daniil Trifonov. 
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Lupo’s Ravel with Mena & the LPO steals the show

Benedetto Lupo © Carlo Cofano
Impressive Ravel from Benedetto Lupo, with pleasing Debussy and Delius, and a strong performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring from Juanjo Mena and the LPO.
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Joie de vivre in Dvořák and Schubert at the Schubertiade

© Schubertiade GmbH
A Dvořák-Schubert double bill at this year’s celebrated Schubertiade featured a host of extraordinary artists in a tight and dynamic performance.
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Anna Prohaska and friends in Salzburg Schubert

Anna Prohaska, Veronika Eberle and friends © Salzburger Festspiele | Marco Borrelli
A nameless octet competes with the big names and easily wins the silver medal in Salzburg.
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Mixed bag from the Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Hong Kong Sinfonietta © HK Sinfonietta Ltd
Hong Kong Sinfonietta in a mixed bag of Messiaen, Mozart and Beethoven. 
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Winds of Change: a new bassoon concerto

Peter Whelan © Martin Usborne
It's likely that Mozart never actually heard his Clarinet Concerto performed. That fate, happily, has not been shared by Michael Gordon, who has heard Peter Whelan perform his new bassoon concerto Observations on Air four times this week. 
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McFall’s Chamber: Zappa, Zawinul and more

McFall's Chamber © Douglas Robertson
McFall’s Chamber brings a freshness to its repertoire as it revisits the Bongo Club years, and performs two newly commissioned pieces. Informal and very enjoyable.
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