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Fantasia No. VIII : for solo bassoon

by Elizabeth Younan (2022)

Work Overview

This bassoon solo is titled Fantasia due to the nature of its free and improvisatory construction. In three movements, the fantasia pushes the bassoon to its limits to create streams of contrasting colour, shifts in character, and small motives which are moved around like puzzle pieces. It is a journey of struggle and triumph, and so slight liberties in tempo are encouraged. It was written for bassoon legend, Matthew Kneale. His boundless enthusiasm, passion, and energy served as the inspiration for the piece.

Work Details

Year: 2022

Instrumentation: Bassoon.

Duration: 11 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Dedication note: Dedicated to Matthew Kneale

Commission note: Dommissioned by Geoff Stern, Joan and Barry Miskin, Elise Callander, Jennifer Bryce, and Tony Thomas.


Performances of this work

26 Apr 23: The Ian Potter Southbank Centre, Southbank, VIC

6 Nov 22: Poowong Public Hall, Poowong, VIC

2 Nov 22: Primrose Potter Salon, Melbourne Recitcal Centre, VIC. Featuring Matthew Kneale.

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