15 Etudes for Bassoon, in the style of 20 th century music.
(Also for Oboe)
(available from this website)
A Song and a Dance, for Unaccompanied Bassoon 10
|Duo for Bassoon & Piano||11|
|Sonata for Bassoon & Piano||12|
|Duo for Viola & Bassoon||12|
|Trio for Violin, Bassoon, & Piano||13|
|Quartet for Bassoon, Violin, Viola, and Cello||22|
|Concerto for Bassoon & Strings||23|
|Concerto for Oboe, Bassoon & Strings||24|
|Five for Five, for Woodwind Quintet||16|
Bach & Bassoon
- Unaccompanied works arranged for Bassoon, by Arthur Weisberg
- Two Cello suites, a Flute and a Violin Partita.
- Sonata in D minor, and Quartet in D minor
New York Woodwind Quintet, numerous recordings
What do others have to say?
“Arthur, I like the Etudes VERY much. The obvious motivic nature of them makes them much more approachable than the other 20th Century etude books I know. Arthur Weisberg's 15 Etudes Written in the Style of 20th Century Music is a wonderful addition to our study materials. While challenging for the serious bassoonist, they are essential for anyone wishing to become more comfortable with the rhythmic complexities of 20th Century music. At the same time, they are musically interesting and satisfying and well-designed for the bassoon so that practicing them is really pleasurable. I consider these etudes a seminal work for any bassoon student intending to make a career in music.”
Robert Barris- Professor of Bassoon, Northwestern University
“First of all, the studies are wonderful compositions within themselves. They are definitely in Weisberg’s personal compositional style, which is strongly influenced by the atonal and/or serial techniques of the great Viennese trio, Arnold Schoenberg, Berg and Webern, and to a lesser extent their second generation of Pierre Boulez, Stockhausen and Luciano Berio…. As such, they are excellent studies in preparing the bassoonist for these new techniques….I recommend them strongly…”
Ron Klimko (from his extensive review in the IDRS Journal)
“It has been my pleasure and honor to be Arthur Weisberg’s colleague for over the past decade. His vast experience and knowledge as a bassoonist, teacher, conductor, and composer is evident in his 15 Etudes for Oboe. This book is wisely designed to expose the oboist to a myriad of challenges found in contemporary music. I have never encountered an etude book with such a concise and practical approach to this subject. These 15 etudes utilize changing time signatures, meter relationships, rhythms and high register work, which makes this book an invaluable tool for every oboist to practice on a daily basis.”
John Dee- Professor of Oboe, University of Illinois.