Concerto for Bassoon vs. Orchestra, S. 8'

P.D.Q. Bach

Edited by Prof. Peter Schickele
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Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
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The Italians call the bassoon fagotto, meaning ?bundle of sticks?, because people who try to learn to play it often end up using it for firewood instead. The original manuscript of this concerto bears the inscription Hans Holzmann gewidmet: when it was unearthed in 1974 the assumption seemed natural that Hans Holzmann was a bassoonist with one of the two orchestras in Wein-am-Rhein, but further research led to the discovery that in fact he was a woodcutter who actually played the first performance of this piece on a bundle of sticks. Although it is not difficulty on the bassoon, the concerto makes extraordinary demands on a bundle of sticks, and one can only regret that there are no Hans Holzm

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Additional Information

Duration 00:18:00
Editor Schickele, Prof. Peter
Orchestration Solo Bsn.; 2 2 2 2 - 2 2 0 0; Timp. Perc. Str.