Composer: Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Instrumentation: 5 Bassoons & Contrabassoon
I arranged this over a few days early in December 2019 for a Mannheim Bassoon Class Concert commissioned by my Professor Ole Kristian Dahl. It’s such an iconic overture and turned out to be great fun to play (especially if you’re on first or second bassoon – bravo Ole & Chia-Chi!). Here is the premiere recording from December 2019 in Mannheim.