Selected Reviews:

CD Reviews:
Reviews of the CD, Primavera: Music for Bassoon and Piano by Bassoonists, 8084-MCD released on the Mark Masters label August 2009:

CD review from The Double Reed, Vol 32, No. 3, 2009. Pp. 118-119
CD review from the American Record Guide, November/December 2010, Vol 73, No. 6
CD review from the Classical Voice of North Carolina, http://cvnc.org

Roger Soren Associate principal bassoon and contrabassoon, Louisville Orchestra:
“Michael Burns, you rock! I just listened to your entire CD and it was an absolute pleasure. The music was so listenable from the start to the end, but the playing is absolutely first rate! Bravo!!!!!”

Chuck Ullery Principal bassoon, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Grand Teton Festival:
“I listened to your CD yesterday as I started my drive from St. Paul to Jackson Hole via ND and Montana. Wonderful playing! Great sound, great expression, great glisses, great everything. I particularly liked your piece, and I will buy it soon. Thanks!”

Reviews of the CD, EastWind Trio d'Anches Looks East: Reed Trios of Eastern Europe. Centaur CRC-2972, 2009

CD review from the Classical Voice of North Carolina, http://cvnc.org
CD review from the American Record Guide

Reviews of the CD, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Chamber Music. Centaur CRC 2691, 2004
CD review from the Classical Voice of North Carolina, http://cvnc.org

Performance Reviews:
Schubert Octet with the Ciompi Quartet, reviewed in CVNC
Newly composed music for the Classic silent movie: Nosferatu, reviewed in CVNC

Composition Reviews:
Swamp Song for Bassoon and CD: Ronald Klimko, The Double Reed, Vol 23 No 2, p. 24 and Vol 34 No 2, p. 143
Riffs for flute, bassoon and piano: Ronald Klimko, The Double Reed, Vol 23 No 2, p. 26. and Vol 33 No 2, p. 149
Blues for Contra: Daniel Lipori, The Double Reed Vol. 29, No. 3, p. 138 (password: cleveland)
Two Aotearoa Sketches for bassoon and piano: Daniel Lipori, The Double Reed Vol. 31, No. 3, p. 120.
Eclecticism 2 for Wind Quintet: Daniel Lipori, The Double Reed Vol. 31, No. 3, p. 120.