Maurice Allard plays Jolivet, conducted by Jolivet!

This is a classic recording.  This was recorded in 1967.  This is taken off of the original record – MHS 1405 – rather than the re-issue LP because the quality of that record was better.  The full personnell for the recording:

Maurice Allard, bsn; Annie d’Arco, pno; Suzanne Cotelle, hp; P.F. Paillard Chamber Orchestra conducted by Andre Jolivet.

Digitized by my Zoom H4 into .wav, then edited in Audacity under Linux to remove some clicks and pops and split the two tracks.

This has been officially remastered on CD, but it’s a rare find.

Edit: I’ve fixed the links and put the files on a new server, so there is a listenable file now if you follow the fancy links.

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  1. Aurea

     /  October 5, 2008

    this is great!!
    Could you please send it to me to my mail, to have it?

  2. trentjacobs

     /  October 7, 2008

    The recording is still under copyright, so I can’t do that, although if you’re clever you can figure out how to save them from here. Has links to purchase if you’re able to order from the UK, and might provide helpful in finding it somewhere else.

  3. Hi,

    Your link to Maurice Allard’s recording of The Jolivet Bassoon Concerto doesn’t work anymore. It’s a shame because it is a great recording.



    • Trent

       /  July 27, 2009

      I know, unfortunately it was hosted on my ISPs webserver, and I recently changed ISPs, so that account was deleted. I will be able to re-upload it soon.

  4. Great.
    Please come check my website for more French bassoon samples:

    I had a link to your page.




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