Small nws excemption3 Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Finale

Orchestral Excerpts | Sue Heineman, Bassoon
Bt movie not in use Excerpt is a test of double-tonguing technique 00h:00m:17s
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Bt movie not in use Switch between single and double tongue when practicing 00h:00m:53s
Bt movie not in use Start with the last beat, single-tongued, then compare with double-tongue 00h:01m:25s
Bt movie not in use Try two slurred, two tongued notes, then replace second slurred note with a "K" 00h:01m:52s
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Bt movie not in use To get the grace note clean, the notes before and after need to have clean pitch 00h:04m:13s
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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



Recorded Date: 18-04-2013

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Sue Heineman

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.