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Little Etudes for Bassoon (1976)-BSN

Composer: Pivonka, Karel

Publisher: TrevCo

Edition: 9011


Little Etudes for Bassoon

by Karel Pivonka (1907-1986)- Czech composer and Pedagogue

This edition is a facsimile reprint of the original, now out of print. TrevCo-Varner Music still has a number of original copies on the shelf, which will be sent out first. 

From the composer:

The following Etudes are intended for pupils of the lower classes of conservatoires, at the same time being the last link of the instructive production invented by myself. In respect to the etudes being written for classes of pupils who are still being kept under the influence of the so-called traditional literature, i was unable to use the most progressive contemporaneous methods. I did, however, my best to familiarize, even in these etudes, the pupil with modern music; that is why some of them are not on a line with the traditional literature. It is mainly recognizable in the use of both augmented and diminished intervals and of a whole-tone scale, as well as in the alteration of times in even and odd tempos. In doing my work, I was of course keeping in mind the following principles:

1. the etudes are to be melodious so that the pupil may study them with interest,

2. they are to be written each in a different a manner so as to solve different problems of rhythm or intervals.

Karel Pivonka

Professor of the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts