ANN SHOEMAKER

NEW STANDARDS

NEW STANDARDS

Music for Bassoon and Piano

Pierre Max Dubois, Ida Gotkovsky, Gabriel Grovlez, Charles Koechlin, Marcus Karl Maroney, Oleg Miroshnikov, Joseph Schwantner, John Steinmetz, Alexandre Tansman

ANN SHOEMAKER, bassoon
Kae Hosoda-Ayer, piano

[MS1625]

$12.95

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About New Standards
I arrived at the title of this CD, New Standards – Music for Bassoon and Piano, because it refers to my own process in preparing to record this project. I actively sought to achieve my highest level of expression, technical mastery, and reed-making possible in order to create a product that I deemed worthy of publication. Thus, the concept of “new standards” resonates deeply. Additionally, I believe all of these works deserve to be standards in our repertoire. Some pieces, such as the Tansman Suite and the Grovlez Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso, have already earned this status, but there are many works on the album that will be unfamiliar to most bassoonists. My hope is that this recording will encourage others to perform these pieces so that more audiences may enjoy them.” [Ann Shoemaker]

Bassoonist Ann Shoemaker is highly regarded as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician and educator. Shoemaker has performed in the Czech Republic, Germany, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Venezuela, Japan, and throughout the United States. Currently principal bassoonist with the Shreveport and Waco symphony orchestras, she has also been a featured soloist artist with many ensembles, including performances with the Baylor Symphonic Band performing The Avatar Concerto by Dana Wilson, and with the Shreveport Symphony in Haydn’s Sinfonia Concertante. Shoemaker has also performed with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players and the Avant Chamber Ballet. She has previously held orchestral positions with the Greensboro, Salisbury and Hendersonville symphony orchestras in North Carolina, and has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Charleston Symphony, and at the Kennedy Center SHIFT Festival with the Boulder Philharmonic. Shoemaker has performed at International Double Reed Society conventions in California, Georgia and Japan. Other conference performances include the International Horn Society, International Marimba Festival and ClarinetFest. She is associated with the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium as an administrator and performer. Shoemaker received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina, and holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University and a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Nyfenger Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance. She is currently Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Baylor University. Ann Shoemaker is a Fox Artist, and in these recordings plays a Fox 660 red maple bassoon.

Kae Hosoda-Ayer has concertized throughout the United States, Canada, Japan and Korea where she is in demand both as a soloist and collaborative pianist. She has been on the accompanying faculty at New England Conservatory, and while at the University of Texas at Austin she was named the first prize winner in the Sidney Wright Endowed Presidential Scholarship Competition in Piano Accompanying. Hosoda-Ayer has been heard on National Public Radio with Ronald de Kant, former Professor of Clarinet at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati. Her appearances as a collaborative artist include the International Clarinet Association World Conferences in Tokyo, Atlanta, Austin, and Assisi; the International Double Reed Society Conferences in Austin and Tokyo; and the International Horn Symposium Conference in Los Angeles. Her discography includes recordings on the Centaur, MSR, Albany, and Mark Custom labels. Dr. Hosoda-Ayer is Associate Professor of Piano and Director of Collaborative Piano at Baylor University. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance with emphasis in chamber music and collaborative arts from the University of Texas at Austin; a Master of Music degree and Graduate Diploma in piano performance from New England Conservatory where she was a Piano Honors Competition winner; and a Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from Toho Gakuen School of Music, Tokyo, Japan. Her principal teachers include Anton Nel, Gabriel Chodos, and Nobuko Amada, and she has coached with Eiji Oue, Margo Garrett, Masuko Ushioda, and Patricia Zander.
 
PROGRAM
GABRIEL GROVLEZ (1879-1944)
SICILIENNE ET ALLEGRO GIOCOSO pour basson et piano (1930)

JOSEPH SCHWANTNER (b. 1943)
BLACK ANEMONES (for bassoon and piano)
Originally for voice and piano (1980); for flute and piano (1991)

PIERRE MAX DUBOIS (1930-1995)
NEUF PIÉCES BRÉVES pour basson et piano (1965)
Pomposo (Allegretto)
Sicilienne
Vivo
Tempo de Menuet
Pastorale
Allegretto
Adagio
Giocoso
Vivo

IDA GOTKOVSKY (b. 1933)
VARIATIONS CONCERTANTES pour basson et piano (1970)
Lyrique
Linéaire
Véloce
Expressive
Ostinato

ALEXANDRE TANSMAN (1897-1986)
SUITE pour basson et piano (1957)
Introduction et Allegro
Sarabande
Scherzo

CHARLES KOECHLIN (1867-1950)
3 PIÉCES pour basson et piano, Op.34 (1899)
No. 1—Lent
No. 2—Andante moderato
No. 3—Andante sostenuto

JOHN STEINMETZ (b. 1951)
ETUDE NO. 5 – Variations on “Streets of Laredo” for solo bassoon (1982)

MARCUS KARL MARONEY (b. 1976)
BRIGHTENING for bassoon and piano (2007)

OLEG MIROSHNIKOV (b. 1925)
SCHERZO IN G MINOR for bassoon and piano (1948)
 



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