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Sonata - BSN/PN

Composer: Schnyder, Daniel

Publisher: Kunzelmann (Switzerland)

Edition: 62936


for bassoon and piano
by Daniel Schnyder (b. 1961) - Swiss composer
I. quarter=112
II. Langsam/Tempo rubato
III. Schnell
IV. Sehr Schnell/Alla breve
One day, a couple of years ago, the bassoonist Martin Kuuskman, a good friend of mine, stepped into my office, saw the Sonata and told me that he would love to play it on his bassoon. He thought the piece would be perfect for bassoon and that there is nothing like that in the repertoire. 
I told him right away, that this work is probably not playable on a bassoon. He insisted (what he always does) and we developed together a new version of the piece, using the range and possibilities of the bassoon. 
The result of our efforts is this edition. 
By now Martin played the piece worldwide numerous times and recorded it recently with the great young jazz pianist Kristjan Randalu, who happens to be a composition student of mine. The character of this particular composition sticks out as pretty unique in the bassoon repertoire. There are not that many bassoon sonatas that reflect on classical music, jazz-influenced music and Latin music while still focusing on the classical Sonata form. 
I am very excited about this publication and I hope this pieces finds its way into the hearts and souls of the bassoon community out there.