Peter Whelan - Mozart's Bassoon. Works for Solo Bassoon - Early Music America

In the concerto, Whelan displays ample personality alongside obvious instrumental facility. He mines timbral colors from runs and arpeggios even as he easily charges through them. Sustained tones resound with emotional and textural depth that doesn’t overwhelm the earnest atmosphere. His tonal shading and careful pacing also highlight the bassoon’s delicate side ... an ear-opening album.

Early Music America
09 May 2022