Bassoon Images from the Americas
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A varied and interesting concert of music from both South and North America for bassoon.

Since 1998, Benjamin Coelho has been a member of the University of Iowa's School of Music faculty, where he directs the bassoon studio. As a founding member of the Manhattan Wind Quintet, Mr. Coelho performed numerous recitals and concert tours throughout the United States. He has commissioned, performed, and recorded many works by American and Latin American composers, some of which are included on this recording. Before coming to Iowa, Mr. Coelho was the Vice-Dean and Bassoon Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). He also worked extensively as a performer in his native Brazil, holding principal positions with symphony orchestras in Rio de Janeiro, Campinas, and Belo Horizonte. In the United States, Mr. Coelho has played with the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony, and the Camerata Chamber Orchestra. Currently, he performs as the principal bassoon with the Cedar Rapids Symphony and the Iowa Woodwind Quintet. He is also a member of the Wizards, A Double Reed Consort. Mr. Coelho received degrees from Tatui Conservatory (Brazil), Purchase College and the Manhattan School of Music, and is working on his Doctorate of Music at Indiana University.
Contents:
Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer
Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon, Tadeu Coelho, flute

Amelia Kaplan, composer
Blow, for solo bassoon
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon

Mario Lavista, composer
Responsorio in memorian Rodolfo Halffter
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon, Daniel Moore & Adam Grosso, percussion

John Steinmetz, composer
Etude No. 5
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon

Lawrence Fritts, composer
Pre-images for bassoon and tape
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon

Aylton Escobar, composer
Cantares para Airton Barbosa
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon

Francisco Mignone, composer
Sonata No. 1 for Two Bassoons
Benjamin Coelho, bassoon, William Jones, bassoon

Review:
"Ben Coelho is one of the finest bassoonists of this young generation!" (International Double Reed Society)

"With character, vitality, and altogether victorious playing, Benjamin Coelho has assembled a repertoire...that he and his audience can relate to and learn from. ... I recommend this warmly."American Record Guide)
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