Listed below are professional bassoon players. Take a listen.
Performers to look for: Sherman Walt, Claus Thunemann, John Miller, Christopher Weait, Judith Leclaire, Frank Morelli, Milan Turcovic. It is better to stay away from French performers, as their instruments and school of thought on tone are very different than ours. Composers and standard repertoire: Vivaldi, Mozart, Boismoiter. Specific recordings of interest: Four Centuries of Music for Bassoon (Weait); Mozart Bassoon Concerto (Sherman Walt) and Mozart Clarinet Concerto (Harold Wright).