Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
Kristjan Randalu, piano
Released in April 2010.
|Johann Sebastian Bach||Partita BWV 1013|
|5||Luciano Berio||Sequenza XII||17:31|
|6||Arvo Pärt||Spiegel im Spiegel||10:27|
|Daniel Schnyder||Sonata for bassoon and piano|
|7||Quarter note = 112||3:41|
|8||Langsam / Tempo rubato||3:10|
|9||Schnell, quarter note = 132||1:25|
|10||Sehr schnell; alla breve, half note = 144||3:43|
|11||Tõnu Kõrvits||Song for a Distant Friend||7:13|
|12||Miguel Kertsman||Nocturne and Lullaby||5:02|
|14||Antonio Carlos Jobim||Inutil Paisagem||2:27|
Recorded on June 10 and 11, 2008 at the Tallinn Methodist Church and the Chamber Hall of the Estonian Academy of Music
Recorded and mastered by Tanel Klesment
Edited by Marika Scheer
Photos by Karl J Kaul
Designed by Signe Kaljurand
Produced by Martin Kuuskmann
Co-produced by Peeter Vähi
Manufactured by Sony DADC, Austria
This album was recorded on a Heckel bassoon #4561. Since 2008 MartinKuuskmann has been playing on a Fox 601 Red Maple bassoon. Martin Kuuskmann plays and endorses Gumin reeds.
Estonian born bassoon virtuoso, Martin Kuuskmann is a commanding force bent on redefining the bassoon as a top caliber solo instrument. His charismatic and entertaining performances throughout the world have earned him repute as one of the leading young instrumentalists around. Anthony Tomassini of the New York Times praised Kuuskmann’s playing as “dynamic… amazing… gripping…” and in 2007 he received a Grammy Nomination for his recording of David Chesky’s bassoon concerto. To date Martin Kuuskmann’s has given premieres of eight new bassoon concerti and numerous chamber and solo works written exclusively for him by leading composers of our time including Erkki-Sven Tüür, Eino Tamberg, Christopher Theofanidis, John Patitucci. Martin Kuuskmann is a faculty at the Manhattan School of Music Contemporary Performance Program.
As a featured soloist and composer, Kristjan Randalu has performed in classical, jazz, and cross-over projects in Europe, Israel, Turkey, Canada, and the USA. He has worked with Quincy Jones, David Liebman, Christian McBride, Vince Mendoza, Bob Mintzer, the Modern String Quartet, Dennis Russell Davies, and Maria Schneider. While at the Henry Mancini Institute Kristjan Randalu performed on the two-time Grammy nominated Concord Jazz album Elevation. He currently splits his time between Germany, Estonia, and New York City.
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