Mustafa Kemal Saydam’s bassoonquartet
Performers: Ozan Evruk, Elif Fulya Bilgin, Serkan Alagök, Mustafa Kemal Saydam
In the video from 4:00 Saydam’s quartet begins. Mustafa Kemal Saydam is bassoon player in Eskişehir city hall orchestra. In his quartet he uses bassoon’s specialities very well. At the 5:30 he uses unison bassoon with contrabassoon and it sounds a lot like stravinsky. From 6:00 we can see Mahler effect plain texture and bright solo on top of it.
In my opinion performance is good but tone colors are very different. That difference causes balance problems. Contrabassoon is a supplemantary intrument for bassoon quartets. The broad bass sound gains richer sound. 10.28 chromatic scale gives Korsakov affect to the piece. This pieceis written in symphonic perception. In some parts every bassoon refers to an other instrument such as; high note trills are sounding like flutes or middle register slow and dark solo sounds as English Horn.