The bassoon repertory in Baroque era

In 17th century, some composers started to compose some musical pieces for solo bassoon but it could not be developed. The first example “was a Fantasia per fagotto solo in the Canzoni, fantasie et correnti by Selma y Salaverde.” (Waterhouse, William. Bassoon “Repertory and use” Grove Music Online) Ofcourse this period has importance but generally the basoon repertory start with 18th century.

In 18th century, there was a lot of composers who is very succesful and famous made many solo bassoon compositions such as sonatas and concertos. Most important of them first, In 1728, the most important sonata in Bassoon repertory Telemann’s f minor sonata show us the characteristics of the Baraque era. Another difficult sonata followed in 1731, J.F. Fasch’s Bassoon sonata. The most important legacy of the Baroque Period to the present is Vivaldi’s 39 bassoon concertos. T”hese compositions has remarkable solo writing pre-empts many of the characteristics of later bassoon syle, including rapid leaping between register, lyrical tenor passages and the occasional use of dynamic and expression marks.” (Waterhouse, William. Bassoon “Repertory and use” Grove Music Online)

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