Small nws excemption3 Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (opening)

Orchestral Excerpts | Nancy Goeres, Bassoon
Bt movie not in use Rhythm, style 00h:01m:14s
Bt movie not in use Stravinsky would not have written such complicated rhythms without wanting to hear them clearly 00h:01m:25s
Bt movie not in use Learn without the grace notes, add them later 00h:02m:17s
Bt movie not in use Last note of triplet figure at #1 needs to be long enough 00h:03m:25s
Bt movie not in use Stravinsky may have wanted the bassoonist to be uncomfortable, but today it's played lyrically and with line 00h:04m:30s
Bt movie not in use Vibrate and crescendo on the As before the high Ds 00h:05m:07s
Bt movie not in use How long should first note be? 00h:05m:45s
Bt movie not in use Start softly without vibrato. Grow sound, then add vibrato 00h:06m:14s
Bt movie not in use Practice playing in the high register 00h:06m:57s

Nancy Goeres, principal bassoon of the Pittsburgh Symphony, demonstrates and talks about the opening bassoon solo in Stravinsky's Rite of Spring.

Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky



Recorded Date: 21-03-2017

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Nancy Goeres

Nancy Goeres joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as Principal Bassoon in 1984. Prior to coming to Pittsburgh, Nancy held similar positions with Florida Orchestra, The Caracas Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. An active teacher, Ms. Goeres has given master classes in Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America, and returns frequently to China. She is a member of the faculty of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University. Since 1991, she has spent her summer teaching and performing with the Aspen Music Festival and School. A native of Lodi, Wisconsin, her principal teachers were Sherman Walt and Richard Lottridge. Goeres holds the PSO’s Mr. & Mrs. William Genge and Mr. & Mrs. James E. Lee Principal Bassoon Chair. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Woodlands Foundation, which is involved with bringing music to children with disabilities and chronic illness.