THOROFON Record/ CTH-2099

1990 Digital Recording

1. Saverio Mercadante Cavatine di Donna Caritea op.60
2. Jean-Louis Tulou 13e Grand Solo op.96  
3. Saint-Saens Sonate pour Basson op.168  
4. C.M.von Weber Andante e Rondo Ongarese op.35  
5. Paul Hindemith Sonate fur Fagott und Kalvier
6. Isang Yun Monolog fur Fagott  
7. Jacqueline Fontyn Zephyr per Fagotto e Pianoforte  
8. Choji Kaneta Ambivalence IV pour Basson Solo  
Masahito Tanaka bassoon
Seiko Sumi pianoforte
Press Quotes
Masahito Tanaka is the greatest Bassoon virtuoso when in his performance to us, Europeans on the spiritual world of the Far East and the meditative atmosphere as seen in Isang Yun's piece. His affluent musicality and breathtaking pyrotechnique is highly effective in not only Oriental pieces but also in sonatas by Saint-Saens and Hindemith, Romantic pieces in the 19th century and also in transcriptions of Flute repertoire. His flexibility and intelligence to cope with any style is truely impressive.
Gerhard Patzig (Fono Forum 1992) Germany