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Irish Times Review of The Proud Bassoon

News August 10, 2015

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.

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Peter Whelan Interview with GoldenPlec

News July 15, 2015

One of the most engaging of the current generation of Irish early-music players, Peter Whelan returns to Dublin in June…

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Peter Whelan Interview with Kate Molleson (The Herald, 2014)

News July 15, 2015

The Proud Bassoon. That’s the name of a new album of baroque chamber music from the Irish bassoonist Peter Whelan…

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How to catch the seedy Undertones in the wind

News June 10, 2014

The bassoon is hardly the most glamorous instrument, but musician Peter Whelan enjoys being right there ‘when everything goes wrong’….

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Zelenka Sonatas is made BBC Magazines ‘Chamber Choice’

News March 11, 2014

Your wind group Ensemble Marsyas formed in 2011, and you’ve just released your debut disc. How did the ensemble get started?…

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Weber Concerto recording launch in Edinburgh and Glasgow with Scottish Chamber Orchestra

News March 10, 2014

Some composers are loved in their lifetime and revered for evermore. Others are misjudged by their peers and only appreciated…

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