José Luis Gomez, conductor
Martin Kuuskmann, bassoon
Dario Brignoli, clarinet
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Bassoon Concerto
Richard Strauss: Duet-Concertino
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3
My Estonian friend Martin Kuuskmann is one of the world’s great bassoonists. How happy I am to have him back! I’ve paired Martin with our Italian-born principal clarinet, Dario Brignoli, in Richard Strauss’ Concertino, a wonderful vehicle to show off their brilliance.
Brahms’ Third Symphony is beloved by audiences everywhere and I love it as well. It’s rich in texture and melodic content as well as highly personal.
Photo by Karl J. Kaul