About Peter Whelan
This author has yet to write their bio.Meanwhile lets just say that we are proud Peter Whelan contributed a whooping 21 entries.
Entries by Peter Whelan
It was Johann Mattheson who referred to “the proud bassoon” as long ago as 1713. The baroque bassoon is a kind of dancing bear, one gifted with the stamina and skill to achieve Riverdance-like energy levels, but also with a penchant for melancholy and mournfulness.
The Proud Bassoon. That’s the name of a new album of baroque chamber music from the Irish bassoonist Peter Whelan and Ensemble Marsyas. There is no exclamation mark, no hint of irony. The cover art shows an elegant 18th century chap holding an elegant 18th century wooden instrument. The text is in unapologetic lime green. […]
Your wind group Ensemble Marsyas formed in 2011, and you’ve just released your debut disc. How did the ensemble get started? “We met at the music conservatory in Basel when we were students. It was a great place for early music performance practice. There were some fantastic oboe and bassoon teachers there at the time, so […]