|Stravinsky would not have written such complicated rhythms without wanting to hear them clearly||00h:01m:25s|
|Learn without the grace notes, add them later||00h:02m:17s|
|Last note of triplet figure at #1 needs to be long enough||00h:03m:25s|
|Stravinsky may have wanted the bassoonist to be uncomfortable, but today it's played lyrically and with line||00h:04m:30s|
|Vibrate and crescendo on the As before the high Ds||00h:05m:07s|
|How long should first note be?||00h:05m:45s|
|Start softly without vibrato. Grow sound, then add vibrato||00h:06m:14s|
|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
SACRE DU PRINTEMPS, LE
Recorded Date: 21-03-2017
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.