The bassoon is not an instrument I think of often and had never heard one doing a solo but Vivaldi wrote 39 concertos for the bassoon. I ran across this performance on youtube , with it’s fun and lively sound is perfect for a festive occasion, much better than most thanksgiving music.
I wasn’t able to find much information about the concerto but did run across this bit of information
Todays selection is a bit different than my usual picks. I usually try to find soothing music that is suitable for a Sunday morning after a hard Saturday night. But this one caught my attention and I decided to share.
I wasn’t certain where to go with this Sunday’s selection. As this is election week my first thought was something patriotic but with a common man theme such as Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man. As I was searching, the youtube algo came through with todays gem.
Giddens is a founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops an oldtime Americana string band and one of my favorites. She originally wrote this song after the Charleston church killings in 20 15. This year she added some new lyrics and teamed with Abels for what is in my opinion an instant classic. It is not just her beautiful voice but the whole production just blew me away.