When I was out running errands and getting the oil changed in my car today, I happened to hear a bassoon solo on my classic radio station that I'd never heard before. I found it on YouTube, and at the end of it was this amazing performance that I had to share with you. It looks plain dangerous, doesn't it? Especially to this former bassoon player. Once upon a time I played bassoon in junior high and high school -- and also in the Chattanooga Youth Symphony. That was fun, but the bassoons I played belonged to the schools. Now I play piano a bit, having had a couple of years of lessons starting at age five. Would I try what she did? No way I could do that!
If the video above quits working, hear Sonata Abassoonata on YouTube. Below is the one I originally went looking for.