Sarah Walker Radio 3. Thursday 23rd
Some beautiful sonorities coming up now from the Fibonacci Sequence, one of the UK’s most prominent chamber ensembles who were founded back in 1994 by pianist, Kathron Sturrock.
They’ve built a reputation not only for great zest and enthusiasm in performance but for their wide-ranging repertoire, and my next item highlights
both of those qualities. It’s the Andante and Rondo Ungarese by Weber arranged by Mordechai Rechtman for bassoon, violin, viola and cello an interesting variant on the classical string quartet.
Certainly this combination allows the bassoon to sing out and display its virtuosity. Though performer Richard Skinner points out it can be a challenge to make a lone bassoon blend well with its chamber companions, he does a great job in this recording from 2005.
Sarah Walker, BBC Radio 3, Classical Collection