Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963) bassoon sonata

Paul Hindemith (1895 – 1963)
This sonata was written in 1938.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIzIE1IcBng

This recording is performed by Rachel Gough (bassoon) and Susan Tomes (piano). In general this performance is good but I have to say one or two things. Firstly the tempo of the first movement is really good but in the first beats on 5th – 7th measures and other parallel passages which includes one quarter note and one eight note should be more characteristic and short. I like the tone but there is one problem. There is a great difference between doing crescendo and pushing the voice. This performer mostly pushes the voice. If the performer do not make crescendo equally (equal opening by the time or beat) she has to push the voice. doing a little vibrato may save you for better crescendo but vibrato should be at the end of the sound or beat and in my opinion vibrato should be like an cello vibrato. At 03.47 there is water sound in D note. This sound is not that important but it distracts attention while performing. Not a bad performance I really like this recording.

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