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Composer: Tomasi, Henri

Publisher: Leduc (France)

Edition: AL21801


Concerto (1957)
for bassoon and piano
by Henri Tomasi (1901-1971)- French composer and conductor
I. Andante et Allegro
II. Serenade Nocturne
III. Finale- Saltarelle
Dedicated to Gustave Dherin. 

Tomasi was born in Marseille, but his Father and Mother were originally from La Casinca in Corsica. Despite being pressured into musical studies by his parents, he dreamed of becoming a sailor, and during the summer, he stayed with his Grandmother in Corsica where he learnt traditional Corsican songs. However, in 1921, he began his studies at the Paris Conservatoire. Tomasi did not forget his Corsican routes, often incorporating themes of the songs he had learnt during the summers with his Grandmother in to his compositions.