|Philip plays the exposition||00h:00m:03s|
|Audition settings are different than performance. Sound doesn't need to be quite as big||00h:01m:46s|
|Convey fundamentals and musical sensitivity||00h:02m:14s|
|Sound quality; sense of rhythm and tempo; true intervals; strong passagework; lyricism||00h:02m:32s|
|Tuning large leaps; low F wants to be high, high E-flat wants to be low||00h:03m:30s|
|Hear the end of the introduction in your ear before you begin||00h:04m:43s|
|Don't accent the second note||00h:05m:14s|
|Dotted rhythms can be lazy - snap them||00h:05m:47s|
|Low C to high G - hear the C7 chord||00h:06m:03s|
|Keep your interpretation "orthodox"; audition setting is not the place to be idiosyncratic||00h:07m:58s|
|Keep it buoyant||00h:08m:28s|
Philip Pandolfi, bassoonist in the Pittsburgh Symphony, demonstrates and talks about the opening of Mozart's Bassoon Concerto.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
BASSOON CONCERTO IN B-FLAT MAJOR, K. 191 (K. 186E)
Recorded Date: 16-11-2016
Born in Boston and raised in Milwaukee and St. Louis, bassoonist Philip Pandolfi has been a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony since 1995. After undergraduate studies at Indiana University and a Master's degree from Temple University, Mr. Pandolfi was selected from over one thousand applicants for the inaugural season of the New World Symphony, in 1988. He spent three seasons in the Miami-based ensemble, performing in the United States, South America and Europe.
Prior to his appointment in the PSO, Mr. Pandolfi spent two seasons each in the Montreal Symphony and the Florida Orchestra (Tampa), and has also performed with the Cleveland, Chicago, Minnesota, and St. Louis symphony orchestras. He has been Principal Bassoonist of the Peninsula Music Festival in Door County, Wisconsin since 1998.
A busy chamber musician in Miami, Tampa and Montreal, Mr. Pandolfi has performed with the Pittsburgh Chamber Music Project, the Shadyside Concert Series, and on numerous faculty recitals at Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon.