Composer: Roseman, Ronald
Publisher: Carp Music Inc
for bassoon and piano
by Ronald Roseman (1933-2000)- American composer
Dedicated to Lenny Hindell, and premiered in 1980 at Carnegie Recital Hall in its original version for bassoon and piano. it was subsequently orchestrated for bassoon and strings at the suggestion of Gerard Schwartz and received its premiere as Fantasy Pieces for Bassoon and Strings in July, 1980 at the Waterloo Festival. The work is meant to be a lyrical and virtuoso piece- to display the versatility of the bassoon in both its lyrical aspect and its brilliance as a solo instrument. Written in one movement, the Fantasy is not a tonal piece, but neither is it written in a twelve-tone row. At its premiere, Raymond Ericson wrote in the New York Times: "It is elegantly written, ending in a lively technical display".