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Alejandra Rojas

Carole Nash Recital Room, RNCM

31 January 2014

Alejandra Rojas

The bassoon is a beautiful instrument, best likened to a fantastic animal.

It is as curious as a chimera, a sphinx or a centaur.  In appearance and sound too, a fabulist’s fancy.

Alejandra Rojas clearly has an intimate knowledge of its myriad mysteries, and here she shared some of them.

On any reckoning, this was a spectacular concert.  As Rojas evoked the rich melodies of Vivaldi’s ‘La Notte’, the pinnacle on an evening where each performance was a highlight, you had one of those rare experiences, an amalgam of astonishment, joy and gratitude.  How could such beauty exist in the world and you not be aware of it?