Nocturne (Score & Parts)-BSN/STG5
Composer: Bendix, Julius
for bassoon and string quintet
by Julius Bendix (1818-1871)- Swedish composer
Edited by Kristian Oma Ronnes
The Nocturne for bassoon and string quintet was composed in Stockholm in 1851, and was written for the excellent bassoon Grabow, who was solo bassoonist in the Swedish Opera at that time. An interesting detail is Bendix's note in his manuscript saying, "Written to the solo bassoonist of the Royal Opera in Sweden and Norway". Norway was in union with Sweden from 1814 to 1905, which gave the composer the freedom to use this title for Mr. Grabow, even though Norway did not have its own opera house or company in Norway in 1851, whereas Sweden had one since the 1780s. Unfortunately, it is unknown if Grabow premiered the piece or not. However, 166 years after it was written, it received its 21st Century premiere in February, 2017 by Robert Ronnes, using the current edition by Kristian Oma Ronnes.