Saint Saens Bassoon Sonata
Live in Leeds with Nash Ensemble review from Yorkshire Post: Published Date: 22 January 2010 By David Denton
The Nash Ensemble can be anything you want it to be, four of their woodwind joining the pianist, Ian Brown, in this on-going season of French music. It allowed them the permutation of playing bassoon, oboe and flute sonatas by Saint-Saens, Dutilleux and Poulenc before coming together in a performance of Poulenc's effervescent Sextet, a work they have recorded to much acclaim.
The applause spoke volumes of an audience that had been well satisfied by the musicianship and technical fluency of these musicians...
I certainly much enjoyed the Saint-Saens from Ursula Leveaux who has that highly desirable ability to move the bassoon from the beauty of a lyric quality to that juicy sound we hear from the great French exponents.