|Excerpt is a test of double-tonguing technique||00h:00m:17s|
|Like a gymnast's vault - it's over almost before it starts||00h:00m:24s|
|Switch between single and double tongue when practicing||00h:00m:53s|
|Start with the last beat, single-tongued, then compare with double-tongue||00h:01m:25s|
|Try two slurred, two tongued notes, then replace second slurred note with a "K"||00h:01m:52s|
|In an audition, ease of comfort and piano dynamic is important||00h:02m:29s|
|To get the grace note clean, the notes before and after need to have clean pitch||00h:04m:13s|
|Start at various places and build up in different directions||00h:04m:44s|
|If the section after the excerpt is asked, be sure to get the dynamic details||00h:06m:37s|
Sue Heineman, Principal Bassoon of the National Symphony Orchestra, discusses and demonstrates the bassoon solo from the 4th movement of Beethoven's Fourth Symphony.
Ludwig van Beethoven
SYMPHONY NO. 4 IN B-FLAT MAJOR, OP. 60
Recorded Date: 18-04-2013
Sue Heineman has been Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra since September 2000. Prior to joining the NSO, she held positions with the New Haven, Memphis, New Mexico, and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras. She has appeared as soloist with the NSO on numerous occasions, as well as with the Kennedy Center Chamber Players, comprised of principal players from the NSO. Ms. Heineman has performed as guest Principal Bassoonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and is a frequent soloist at conferences of the International Double Reed Society. A former member of the Aspen Wind Quintet, she has performed with the American Chamber Players, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Santa Fe Opera, and Metropolitan Opera. As a student she participated in festivals at Tanglewood, Banff, National Repertory Orchestra, and Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute.
Originally from Philadelphia, Ms. Heineman holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Eastman and a Master's degree from Juilliard. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Rochester, graduating summa cum laude with Phi Beta Kappa honors, and was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship to Salzburg. Her teachers include Shirley Curtiss, David Van Hoesen, Milan Turkovic, Judith LeClair, and Stephen Maxym. A frequent guest clinician at conservatories and festivals throughout the US and Canada, Ms. Heineman is on the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Music.