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Bassoon Repertoire: 20th and 21st Centuries

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KC MacKen

on 29 November 2012

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Transcript of Bassoon Repertoire: 20th and 21st Centuries

Paul Hindemith 1895-1963 GERMANY Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (1938) Roger Boutry b. 1932 Interferénces I for Bassoon and Piano (1972) FRANCE France's fall from world power
Tanked economy Travailleurs Communistes Raymond Haines FINLAND Kalevi Aho b. 1949 Quintet for Alto Saxophone, Bassoon, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass (1994) Post-modern abstract expressionism
Neo-Classical forms
Emphasis on tone colors John Addison 1920-1998 Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra (1998) ENGLAND Nino Rota 1911-1979 The Godfather: 1972-1974 ITALY Bassoon Concerto (1974-1977) Paolo Carlini, Bassoon David Maslanka b. 1943 Sonata for Bassoon (2004) MONTANA "Music is on the the expressions of soul. The unconscious can push its way into consciousness unbidden...if the person is prepared artistically, then a sudden eruption of soul force might appear as a composition" 3:05 davidmaslanka.com Bill Douglas b. 1944 Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano (2006) COLORADO Mattieu Lussier b. 1973 CANADA Valstango for Bassoon Quartet Caliban Quartet Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon (1938) BRAZIL Choro is a nationalistic genre
Originated as street/cafe music
HVL combines European traditions (instrumentation) with Brazilian improvisation and spirit Francisco Mignone (1897-1986) 16 Waltzes for Solo Bassoon (1981) São Paulo Period of great national pride (independence from Europe!)
Eager to stand out from Villa-Lobos
Paintings by Tarsila do Amaral Jorge Mockert (1958-2008) Suite Argentina Para Jugar con Andrea (1997) ARGENTINA Ricardo Vazquez, Bassoon Andrea Morenzon Sofia Gubaidulina (b. 1931) Duo Sonata for Two Bassoons (1977) RUSSIA György Kurtág (b. 1926) Pilinszky János for Solo Bassoon (1986) HUNGARY Hungary under Soviet rule for 45 years (1946-1991)
Soviets imposed harsh conditions: seizure of assets, censorship, violence, and rape.
Thousands of Hungary's top intellectuals, politicians, and artists were purged during this bleak time Michael Burns Swamp Song for Bassoon and CD (1986) NEW ZEALAND
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