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Melbourne Bassoon Quartet : Composed by George Dreyfus

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Melbourne Bassoon Quartet : Composed by George Dreyfus

  • Date: Sunday, 15 September 2013, 2.30 pm AND 3.30pm (2 performances)
  • Venue: Montsalvat — 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham, VIC
  • Tickets: This is a free event

Event Details

My life-long companion, the Heckel bassoon, is worth a fortune nowadays. I can’t just let it rot in its box, so I have started playing again, practice every day, reformed the Melbourne Bassoon Quartet (again), in which I play the fourth bassoon part – yes, I’m 84 and I can manage it.

There is no money in it for any of the bassoonists, it’s all just for the love of playing chamber music. The program is all my own music: The Adventures of Sebastian the Fox always brings the house down, and there are homages to Victor Bruns and William Waterhouse, two old bassoonist friends of mine, both much more famous than me, dead now, but fondly remembered by me. And we play Rush for an encore. I hope we get that far. (George Dreyfus)

Featured Australian Works

Adventures of Sebastian the Fox : bassoon quartet by George Dreyfus
— performed by Melbourne Bassoon Quartet
Homage à Victor Bruns : bassoon quartet by George Dreyfus
— performed by Melbourne Bassoon Quartet
New gold mountain : chamber ensemble (1993) by George Dreyfus
— performed by Melbourne Bassoon Quartet
Rush : bassoon quartet by George Dreyfus
— performed by Melbourne Bassoon Quartet

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