Daniel Matsukawa http://wrti.org en The Bassoon's Lyrical Beauty http://wrti.org/post/bassoons-lyrical-beauty <p></p><p>Many great composers in history wrote for the bassoon. But in the last 70 years or so, the instrument has often been associated with one particular bouncy melody from a classic animated film. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, a recent premiere reminds us of the bassoon’s lyrical beauty.</p><p>On Sunday June 1, 2014, on WRTI, Daniel Matsukawa and The Philadelphia Orchestra perform David Ludwig’s <em>Pictures from the Floating World.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 12:39:14 +0000 Susan Lewis 7328 at http://wrti.org The Bassoon's Lyrical Beauty Mozart's Gran Partita: An Ambitious Serenade http://wrti.org/post/mozarts-gran-partita-ambitious-serenade <p></p><p>Classical serenades by chamber ensembles were often light, outdoor entertainment in late 18th-century Vienna. As WRTI’s Susan Lewis reports, this week’s WRTI concert broadcast of the Philadelphia Orchestra features one of the more ambitious creations in the genre.</p><p>http://youtu.be/bTVBYYmpRqU</p><p></p> Mon, 05 May 2014 11:25:12 +0000 Susan Lewis 7258 at http://wrti.org Mozart's Gran Partita: An Ambitious Serenade Bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa--Brandenberg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare--Amer. Swedish Hist. Museum http://wrti.org/post/bassoonist-daniel-matsukawa-brandenberg-concertos-tempesta-di-mare-amer-swedish-hist-museum <p>Jim Cotter speaks with The Philadelphia Orchestra's Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa. He's the soloist this week for performances of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto at the Kimmel Center.</p> <p>Susan Lewis considers performances of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare, the Philadelphia-based Baroque orchestra.</p> <p>Jason Peifer explores Philadelphia's Swedish origins with a visit to the American Swedish Historical Museum.</p> Sat, 17 Oct 2009 14:33:00 +0000 Jim Cotter & Susan Lewis & Jason Peifer 2223 at http://wrti.org Bassoonist Daniel Matsukawa--Brandenberg Concertos by Tempesta di Mare--Amer. Swedish Hist. Museum