Concerto For Bassoon & Orchestra | Duration: 22 Minutes
I. Ar (Air)
II. Vendaval (Windstorm)
III. Victoria Amazonia (Water Lilies)
IV. Espelho das Águas (Mirror of the Waters)
V. Danças da Terra (Dances of the Earth)
The great accomplishment of Terra, the bassoon concerto by Brazilian American composer Clarice Assad receiving its world premiere, was its ability to move across numerous stylistic borders to create a world unto itself. Played with soul and virtuosity by bassoon soloist Daniel Matsukawa, the piece was easy on the ears and packed with some gripping emotional storylines. You also had to admire the delicate, sensitive textures Assad used to ensure that the solo bassoon wasn’t a lone voice swallowed up by the crowd. – The Philadelphia Inquirer
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First published in 2023 by Virtual Artists Collective Publishing
Commissioned with the generous support of Richard M. Klein for The Philadelphia Orchestra, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music and Artistic Director, and Daniel Matsukawa, bassoon
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Daniel Matsukawa, Bassoon
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music and Artistic Director
October 12, 2023.
TERRA IS PUBLISHED BY VIRTUAL ARTISTS COLLECTIVE PUBLISHING.