Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Bassoon solo ~ with piano?

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.

If this video quits working, go to YouTube to hear Sonata in C Major for Bassoon and Piano by Johann Friedrich Fasch.

1 comment:

Helen's Book Blog said...

so much for patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time! That's amazing