Concertpiece Op 80-BSN/PN
Composer: Cools, Eugene
Publisher: Prairie Dawg Press (Bruce Gbur)
Concertstuck Op 80 for bassoon and piano
by Eugene Cools (1877-1936)
Edited by Bruce Gbur. The Concertstuck is atypical of the Paris Conservatory contest pieces in that it does not follow the standard structure for many of those compositions. Normally they start with a slow bel canto section, followed by a cadenza which leads into the main body of the work, often cast as a sonata form or rondo. This work, however, begins with a tempo of Allegro moderato and basically retains that speed for the entire work and there is no cadenza or a free a piacere passage.