Sunday, December 9, 2012


wrote 37 bassoon concerti. 37! And hundreds for violin.

How many for keyboard? Two.

Oh well. I suppose pianists really have no right to feel neglected by composers. I do not expect anyone to pity us. (I really do love Vivaldi though.)

Hats off to the Amherst Symphony for a great show last night -- one of those Vivaldi bassoon concerti, a satisfyingly dramatic interpretation of Beethoven's fifth symphony, and Robert Flynn was a real stunner in the Weber clarinet concerto.

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