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"The music is beautiful. Zsofia Stefan is a piano player hidden in a bassoon player's body, she plays Chopin so incredibly lightly, that it is both surprising and joyful to listen to."

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Exploring Enchanted Gardens

Tracklist



Frederic Chopin: Nocturne Op.9 No.1
(for bassoon and harp, originally for piano)*
Frederic Chopin: Prelude Op.28 No.12
(for bassoon and harp, originally for piano)* 
Francois Borne: Carmen Fantasy
(for bassoon and piano, originally for flute and piano)*
Claudio Monteverdi: Lamento della Ninfa SV163.
(for 4 bassoons and loop station, originally for female voice,
3 male voices and basso continuo)*
Antonio Vivaldi: "Summer" from Four Seasons, RV 315
(for bassoon and string quartet with harpsichord,
originally for violin and string orchestra with basso continuo)*
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Canzonetta from
Violin concert in D major, Op.35
(for bassoon and wind quintet, originally for violin and orchestra)*
Tarquinio Merula: Ciaccona
(for bassoon, percussion and loop station, originally for 2 violins and basso continuo)*
Antonio Vivaldi: Sonata in B major, RV 46
(for bassoon and organ or harpsichord,
originally for violoncello and basso continuo)
Frederic Chopin: Nocturne Op.Ph
(for bassoon and harp, originally for piano)*
Frederic Chopin: Fantaisie Impromptu Op.66
(for bassoon and harp, originally for piano)* 
Beyonce Knowles: Flaws and All
(for bassoon, beat boxing and loop station, originally for female voice and pop band)*

*Arrangement by Zsofia Stefan, first recording with bassoon 

Zsofia Stefan - bassoon, Klara Babel - harp, Augusztin Szokos - harpsichord , organ, Nora Gabor-Nagy - piano, Kristof Szilagyi - bassoon, Jozsef Banfi - bassoon, Mihaly Duffek - bassoon, Anna Jambor - violin, Zsofia Varkonyi - violin, Agnes Apro - viola, Zsolt Szabo - viola da gamba, Orsolya Kaczander - flute, Gerda Rozsa - oboe, Balazs Rumy - clarinet, Peter Lakatos - horn, Akos Papai - bass clarinet 

Sample tracks

from the CD "Exploring Enchanted Gardens"

CD booklet