How does a bassoon make a sound and what is its purpose? Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra Sue Heineman doesn't just tell us; she also plays her favorite moments and discusses how it all fits together in the orchestra.
Music from this episode
Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in E minor, RV 484
Mozart, Bassoon Concerto in Bb Major, K. 191
Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
More about Sue
Learn more about Sue on her website: www.sueheineman.com
Discover more popular Bassoon excerpts in the orchestra: www.orchestralbassoon.com