Quartet in F Major, op. 73, #2 (score & parts) - BSN/STG3
Composer: Devienne, François
Publisher: Musica Rara (Germany)
for bassoon and string trio: violin, viola, and cello
by Francois Devienne (1759-1803) - French composer and professor of flute at the Paris Conservatoire
Edited by Himie Voxman. Devienne was an unusually prolific composer, especially for wind instruments. His numerous concertos and sonatas for wind soloists did much to popularize wind instrument performance in Paris. The Trois Quatuor Pour Basson, Violin, Alto, et Basse, Op 73, published by Erard (Paris) in 1798, was dedicated to Devienne's friend, Garnier of Lyon. This may have been Francois Joseph Garnier (1755-1825), a noted French oboist and flautist, also a composer of solo and wind chamber music. These quartets are somewhat superior to most of those contemporaneous works written for a wind instrument and strings. Although the bassoon part is a brilliant one, each of the string voices enjoys a high degree of independence.