Curtals, Dulcians, Fagotts And Bassoons

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Lucie Skeaping looks at how the bassoon developed from its forerunner - the curtal, dulcian or bajon, with the help of experts Maggie Kilbey and Andrew Watts.

The programme includes music by Schutz, Salazar, Bertoli, Padilla, Handel, Vivaldi and Telemann.