In a recent email from Naxos there was a featured album of bassoon and orchestra pieces by some of the great composers, some of whom were not known for bassoon or orchestral pieces: Such as Verdi, Puccini and Paganini. This third movement from Puccini’s Bassoon Concerto is certainly no master work – but a charming little piece nonetheless! Enjoy
These Opera lovers! They just can’t believe or accept – that a Classical Music “buff” wouldn’t enjoy Opera. So they keep trying to convert me! Out of the 6 opera pieces a friend gave me … This one I like a lot.
Hijacked by car ads, Hollywood tearjerkers and Muzac/elevator music; they remain eternally and universally appealing!
Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini. Heaps of these versions on a “theme by Paganini” by a number of Interperters and Composers. I like this particular one by Rachmaninoff /Performed by John Barry from “Somewhere in Time” – The movie.
What can you say?! Puccini’s O Mio Bambino Caro (from the movie A room with a view)
Not sure if this is the best version (by the St. Louis Symphony) – But it’s good enough!