Monthly Archives: November 2014

Heckelphone in The Shack Today!

 Two lovely visitors to the Shack today:  the superb bassoonist John McDougall and his fantastic 1927 Heckelphone.  Both of them played superbly on the Mozart bassoon and cello duo.  This instrument, especially as John plays it, deserves to be heard … Continue reading

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Straw Insky

The bassoons fill Variation 2 of the Pulcinella Suite with a wonderful extended running sixteenth-note accompaniment.  On the Heckel system bassoon, the passage is an interesting study on the use of carefully selected fingerings to ensure that the notes speak … Continue reading

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