Category Archives: Music

Baroquemusic.it

Baroquemusic.it is a terrific resource! There are a few solo pieces for bassoon (including two Vivaldi concertos—RV501 and RV487—and the Boismortier concerto in D) and considerable chamber music with prominent bassoon parts (e.g. Zelenka trio sonata #5, ZWV 181). A special … Continue reading

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Caprices by Karl (Carl) Jacobi

An early edition of Karl Jacobi’s Six Caprices op. 16 (1836) is available on IMSLP. These technical etudes are challenging, virtuosic, and enjoyable to play! The Caprices make great reading material, and they allow for ample expression in addition to requiring considerable … Continue reading

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Repertoire for the IDRS Young Artist 2015 Bassoon Competition

The repertoire for the preliminary stage of the International Double Reed Society Young Artist 2015 Bassoon Competition includes: Jan Antonín Koželuh, Concerto in C Major (movement 1) Camille Saint Saëns, Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (movement 3) and, four of … Continue reading

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Bassoonist composers

In 2001, Michael Burns wrote an article entitled, “Music Written for Bassoon by Bassoonists.” [Double Reed, vol. 24 no. 2] He identifies a number of accomplished bassoonists who were also composers—some writing music (etudes and solos) for their students, others … Continue reading

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Daily Exercises

There are at least two purposes for daily exercises: to perfect an etude for audition (lesson or other performance . . . ) or to maintain technique. It helps to read —through— etudes for a good/productive daily workout. Among my … Continue reading

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Mozart: Bassoon Concerto KV 191

The authoritative edition of Mozart’s bassoon concerto KV 191 is published by Bärenreiter with cadenzas by Jane Gower. One of the most popular performing editions was edited by Walter Guetter and is published by TrevCo. A classic edition is published … Continue reading

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