Introducing the Baroque contrabassoon
10 October 2019
David Chatterton introduces the Baroque contrabassoon created for the first performances of Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks. We used it in our April 2019 tour of Bach's St John Passion with Sir Simon Rattle.
"Sir Simon Rattle called it the Loch Ness monster"
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