It’s All About The Bassoon

Maurice Ravel’s Boléro features it prominently, as do Donizetti’s Una furtiva lagrima, the overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and more comical music like the grandfather’s theme in Peter and the Wolf, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and R Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks. Stravinsky scored it in The Rite of Spring and the Firebird Suite. 

Now it seems the bassoon is going out of fashion and virtuoso bassoonist Bram van Sambeek has launched a campaign to Save the Bassoon.

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