musings of a professional bassoonist

Monday, August 30, 2010

lesson with Klaus Thunemann

Sometimes when I have a few spare minutes I browse youtube to see if I can find anything  interesting, and i'm rarely disappointed.  I was fascinated by this lesson taught by Klaus Thunemann, who communicates clearly even to those who don't speak German!


10 comments:

Arundonax said...

Anyone know what piece is being studied? I'd like to try it!

gt said...

I also found the lesson quite informative, but could have done without the joking comparison "as Mozart, just not as good" - I'm only an amateur musician, but find the idea strange to set up a ranking of composers.
To Arundonax: After checking my CD collection I guess, that it is the second movement from the bassoon concerto no. 4 (1793) by Francois Devienne. There is neither a key given, nor an opus number nor other further identification beyond the year, so I add the movements at least: Allegro maestoso/Adagio/Minuetto con variazione. The booklet states, that the University library of Muenster, Germany provided a copy of the first printing, so getting the score might not be easy.

kevinman4404 said...

Hello,
I'd just like to say that gt is mistaken, however isn't far off from what it actually is.

It is actually the Devienne Bassoon Sonata no.5 in G minor (op.24). I know Devienne's concertos very well and they are stylistically very different from the sonatas, of which this one is probably the prettiest!

B.S. said...

Thank you for your comments, Arundonax, gt and Kevinman 4404. I also wanted to know what piece it was. I thought it sounded rather Mozartian, so Devienne makes perfect sense. I recognized the melody but couldn't identify it. After reading Kevin's information, I looked in my library and sure enough, it's the Adagio of Devienne sonata No. 5 in g minor. And it's available from Musica Rara.

Betsy

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Deborah Henson-Conant said...

I heard Thunemann on the radio on KQAC 89.9 driving from Portland to Eugene Oregon this morning and flipped out. His phrasing, musicality, articulation - beautiful! I play electric harp - a completely different animal. But him -- what a voice! And how it speaks!

michelbt said...

How is it possible to contact Mr Thunemann ?
Somebody I know would like to have a lesson with him...

Thanks ! Michel
michelbt@bell.net

B.S. said...

Michel, I actually don't know how to contact him. The best way to find out would be to post the question on the International Double Reed Society's website. Good luck!

Betsy

fagottogott said...

it's GREAT, thank you!!

fagottogott said...

it's GREAT, thank you!!