Etienne Ozi’s Method for Bassoon and his contemporaries

While earlier books of sonatas are published for the bassoon, such as Giovanni Antonio Bertoli’s collection from 1645, Etienne Ozi’s Méthode de Basson is the earliest, most comprehensive method for bassoon that includes illustrations, reed making, exercises, sonatas, duets etc. There are two versions of the his method book. The first version was published in 1787, and the second version was published in 1803 and contains a section on reed making. His entire method, in French, can...

Haydn and Dieter’s 6 Duettinos, Classical Duets for Bassoon

A student recently came to me wondering what classical period repertoire he could work on the Wolf copy of a Grenser bassoon (circa 1800, at 430 HZ) other than concerti. There are six beautiful duettinos by Franz Joseph Haydn and Christian Ludwig Dieter in an edition collected by William Waterhouse. These duets, published by Dieter at the end of 1806, derive from his various piano trios, string quartets, oratorios (The Creation), and his Symphony...

Folger Consort in December

I am excited to be performing with the Folger Consort again this December in a concert called: Christmas in New Spain Early Music of Mexico and Peru from December 13-22, 2013. More information can be found on their website: http://www.folger.edu/consort.cfm We will also be doing an instrument “petting zoo” on December 20th if you would like to stop by and see and in some cases try instruments. I will have various instruments: recorders, dulcians, and...