Small nws excemption3 Ravel: Boléro

Orchestral Excerpts | Steven Dibner, Bassoon
Bt movie not in use First appearance of the "sexy" theme 00h:00m:50s
Bt movie not in use Steadiness of the rhythm: hear the snare drum, but playing fortissimo 00h:01m:08s
Bt movie not in use Keep the crescendo on the smaller side, since the entire piece is one long crescendo unfolding 00h:01m:19s
Bt movie not in use Placement and quality of the accents 00h:01m:50s
Bt movie not in use Third high D-flat is purposely not accented, so the G natural can be 00h:02m:55s
Bt movie not in use On the long E, counting is critical 00h:03m:03s
Bt movie not in use Match volume on the D following the long E 00h:03m:21s
Bt movie not in use Don't take extra time on the triplet 00h:03m:28s
Bt movie not in use Don't overplay the B-flat after the breath mark 00h:03m:50s
Bt movie not in use Relating the three descending final statements 00h:04m:22s
Bt movie not in use OK to make a very small crescendo on the last beat of the solo 00h:05m:18s
Bt movie not in use Steve plays the entire solo 00h:05m:59s

Steven Dibner, Associate Principal Bassoon of the San Francisco Symphony, plays and discusses the solo from Ravel's Boléro.

Maurice Ravel



Recorded Date: 10-09-2013

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Steven Dibner

Steven Dibner is a native of Michigan and began his career as a violinist, actor and singer. He began serious study of the bassoon with Leonard Sharrow at Indiana University, where he attained degrees in music, French/Italian and a Performer's Certificate, and with Stephen Maxym at The Juilliard School, obtaining an M.M. Dibner served as principal bassoonist of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra from 1978 to 1983, during which time he maintained a busy freelance career performing with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York Chamber Soloists and Parnassus. He has regularly appeared as a bassoon soloist and chamber musician with San Diego's Mainly Mozart Festival, as well as the San Francisco Symphony. He has performed chamber music at leading festivals around the world, including those of Salzburg, Lucerne, Spoleto, Marlboro, Mostly Mozart (NYC), Caramoor and Aspen. Dibner also presents solo appearances for sick and disadvantaged people in the San Francisco Bay Area through the organization Bread and Roses.