bridgets blog jan7It’s been a long, long time... I’ve been busy the past two years with my Goldberg Variations project (pairing 32 paintings with performances in Sweden and Finland) and that is my sad excuse. But, being the New Year as it is, I’ve made a resolution to pick-up where I left off and write about bassoons in Finland a little more often. Like, more than once every 2 years!

First a tiny marketing moment for a new recording. It is related to my sad excuse for not keeping this blog a bit more current... the Goldberg Variations! There is a new CD out, the Goldberg Variations BWV 988 (arr. Václav Vonasek) preformed by Trio Arundo on the label Supraphon. This is the arrangement I have played myself, kindly given to me by Václev, the contrabassoonist of the Berlin Philharmonic. He is a super bassoonist and a sensitive musician, I highly recommend the CD, if only to inspire you to play this fantastic music with some friends.

My next series of articles will be small interviews with bassoonists through-out Finland. They will be in English, or in English translated from Finnish, and my hope is to get to know each other a little better, despite the distances and rare chances to meet each other in person. It’s just a fun project that is informal and relaxed. I hope you will enjoy them!

Wishing everyone the very best for 2020!