Andante e Rondo Ongarese Op 35 (Score & Parts)-BSN/GUITAR
Composer: Weber, Carl Maria von
Publisher: Kunzelmann (Germany)
Andante e Rondo Ongarese Op 35
for bassoon and guitar
by Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826)- German composer and conductor
Arranged by Annina Holland-Moritz and Stefan Conradi
Carl Maria von Weber wrote the original version of the Andante e Rondo Ongarese for his brother Fritz, a violist, in 1809. In 1813, upon request of Georg-Friedrich Brandt, bassoonist of the Munich court, he rearranged the piece completely. The version for bassoon prevailed and is a virtuoso piece that is virtually in every bassoon soloist's repertoire. The arrangement of the orchestral accompaniment for guitar emerged from a desire to expand the repertoire for bassoon and guitar and is closely oriented to the original. it is in fact only little known that Carl Maria von weber was a great friend of the guitar and also played this instrument himself. He used the guitar in some operas, chamber music works, and also in songs.