Concertino per Fagotto (Score & Set)-BSN/ORCH

Composer: Haydn, Michael

Publisher: Doblinger (Austria)

Edition: 878


Concertino per Fagotto
for bassoon and orchestra
by Johann Michael Haydn (1737-1806)- Austrian composer, younger brother of Franz Joseph Haydn

This set includes:

1. one full orchestra score
2. one set of string parts (4-3-2-3)
3. one set of wind parts (two oboes, two horns)
4. one Solo Bassoon Part

Edited by Werner Rainer. 

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To sources for the Concertino for bassoon present a confusing picture, due to the circumstance that some of the movements were used several times over. The largest version, in seven movements, is the one in Lambach Abbey; it can be regarded as a serenade, though it does not bear that title. Given such a definition, this would be the fourth serenade by Michael Haydn. 

In Salzburg, it was by no means rare to incorporate concertante movements in serenades. By omitting the solo movements and one of the minuets, the work could be reduced to the dimensions of a symphony. 

Publishing such concertinos by themselves is thoroughly justified by the practice of the time; copies of these one-movement or two-movement pieces were in circulation and were used for performances. It is doubly interesting to publish such a concertino nowadays, because this one was written for the bassoon, an infrequent solo instrument in the classical era.