Estimated duration

1 h


Radion sinfoniaorkesteri

Otto Virtanen, artistic planning and bassoon
Paula Sundqvist, violin
Emma Mali, violin
Katrina Pelnena, viola
Tuomas Lehto, cello

Roxanna Panufnik: Cantator and Amanda
Bernhard Henrik Crusell: Quartet in C Minor Op. 4
Louis Spohr: Duo No. 2 in D Major Op. 67
Wynton Marsalis: Meeelaan

Otto Virtanen not only plays the bassoon: he also composes and arranges. It is in the last of these capacities that he has transcribed one of Crusell’s clarinet quartets for bassoon and strings. The concert ends with Meeelaan, a work combining blues, jazz and tango by world-famous jazz trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis.